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Should Nintendo buy Game Freak?

Pika!! (Yes they should) 20 51.28%
 
Glub glub, Magikarp (They should not) 19 48.72%
 
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I might've asked this before, but I think in doing so Nintendo would have full access to Pokemon as a whole, with no risks of losing rights to Pokemon creatures or characters.

Right now Pokemon isn't fully a Nintendo franchise.

Come to think of it neither is Kirby, since HAL is a private developer.

Do you think Nintendo should buy Gamefreak?



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No. Nintendo would go mad with it I think. There are already so many Pokémon games being made. I don't want even more people at Nintendo making them.



Firstly, I'm pretty sure the rights to the actual characters are held directly by Nintendo, so they're in no danger of losing them.

Secondly, Creatures Inc also own a 3rd of the Pokemon franchise and are also an independent company, so Nintendo would need to buy them too in order to gain full ownership of the franchise.

And finally, it's probably not even possible (otherwise they surely would have done so already). If I were Satoshi Tajiri then I'd want to retain some ownership of the awesome franchise I'd created and wouldn't sell it no matter how much money was offered, given that he hasn't sold yet I'd assume he feels a similar way.



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KLXVER said:
No. Nintendo would go mad with it I think. There are already so many Pokémon games being made. I don't want even more people at Nintendo making them.

Then could you please click your option on the poll?



Game Freak might not want to be bought



Nothing to see here, move along

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melbye said:
Game Freak might not want to be bought

Because they'd have a smaller share of profits?



CaptainExplosion said:
melbye said:
Game Freak might not want to be bought

Because they'd have a smaller share of profits?

More likely because they'd lose creative control. Pokemon is their baby, would you sell your baby?



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Ka-pi96 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Because they'd have a smaller share of profits?

More likely because they'd lose creative control. Pokemon is their baby, would you sell your baby?

If the price is right.



Nintendo would get very little benefit if they did.

I was trying to sort through the legalities of who owns what rights to Pokemon, and all I could tell is that it's pretty complicated. But the short answer is that Pokemon can only be released with Nintendo's blessing and that is the real thing they need. Nintendo basically controls the Pokemon IP, even if Game Freak gets most of the direct profit from it.



Ka-pi96 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Because they'd have a smaller share of profits?

More likely because they'd lose creative control. Pokemon is their baby, would you sell your baby?

No!!