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Who Should Nintendo Buy?

Ubisoft 12 4.55%
Capcom 78 29.55%
Konami 4 1.52%
Square Enix 32 12.12%
Take Two Interactive 12 4.55%
EA Games 17 6.44%
Sega 58 21.97%
Other 22 8.33%
No Company 29 10.98%

I think they´d be better off expanding their best studios ( a third EAD Tokyo Team, a handheld/ second Team for Retro etc.) and collaborating more with third partys than buying a big publisher.

Far too risky and expensive.

Edit: What they are doing now....but more of it !

And don´t bother with Square Enix. Eidos´ studios are in shambles and so is the japanese for a few gems here and there.

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Of those I'd say Capcom and SEGA, if we were to entertain this idea. Their IPs have nearly all sold well on Nintendo systems historically, even the 'hardcore' ones like Resident Evil. I also feel they complement Nintendo's own IPs perfectly. Would also be cool to play a Total War game on the GamePad .

From Software, Dark Souls and Armored Core only on Wii.

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archbrix said:
Fusioncode said:
awesomeabe1998 said:

Obviously, Nintendo lacks third party support on both the Wii U and 3ds. If Nintendo has around $11 billion in cash reserves why dont they go on a buying spree or just the aquisition of companies's IP's. There are so many companies they can buy, western and eastern. Ubisoft as a whole is only worth $1.34 billion. Square Enix is worth around $2 billion. Konami is worth around $3.5 billion. Capcom is worth around $1.2 billion. Take Two Interactive is worth only $2.05 billion. If Nintendo bought all of these companies I listed they would still have a billion dollars left (I am not saying they should buy all these but I am showing that they have enough to acquire at least two of these companies). Even Valve is only around $3 billion. (It is rumored to be worth more than EA GAMES which is at around $3 billion as well which is weird since Electroic Arts is worth $8-9 billion) 

Imagine if Nintendo were to acquire Capcom or Konami or Square Enix and Ubisoft or Take Two Interactive or even Valve. In my opinion Nintendo should acquire Square Enix and/or Capcom along with Ubisoft and Take Two interactive. That would come up to a total of approximately $4.6-6.6 billion. They do not even need to acquire all of the company but just enough to gain exclusives and extra features. Nintendo is missing huge oppurtunities by not buying third party companies.

Who do you think Nintendo should buy?

According to this they have 4.9b in cash reserves.

Nope.  11.6b as of May 2013:

Ninty's posted losses since then, but not that much.  

Meanwhile according to Nintendo's own finances they have $5.5 billion cash and $13 billion in current assets (including the cash) but that's not the same thing.

So no even if Nintendo wanted to the could not afford Sega, Konami, Bandai Namco or EA while Capcom would halve there cash and with there current situation a very bad idea.

Why does everyone think Nintendo should buy SEGA? I completely and totally disagree.

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I think Capcom or Sega. Even Sonic and Megaman are in Smash Bros.... yeah just saying!

But I think smaller studios like Level-5 or Platinum games would be better and fit a little bit more in Nintendos policy.

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Ninricken said:
I think Capcom or Sega. Even Sonic and Megaman are in Smash Bros.... yeah just saying!

But I think smaller studios like Level-5 or Platinum games would be better and fit a little bit more in Nintendos policy.

Capcom didn't forget about megaman....Megaman forgot about Capcom. 

Well if they were going to buy actual publishers, Capcom and Sega are the ones to go to. That said, people have mentioned that publishers don't usually buy publishers. Instead, wait until Capcom is really struggling, then buy Capcom's IP and devs. And remember, buying the companies means you have to support them. It's not just a one time cost. Capcom has been struggling, so buying the company wouldn't get them much, they might even lose money. Sega would be more difficult to get a hold of since they're Sega Sammy, not just Sega. It might be doable though, and Sega has a wide library that would fit really well with Nintendo.

They would be better off buying developers rather than publishers. Platinum Games is a prime example.

Should've bought Atlus when they had the chance