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Forums - Gaming Discussion - What should Sony do with its 8.25% stake in Square Enix?

TrevDaRev said:
Wow. Didn't know Sony had a stake in Square Enix! When did this take place?

Sony took a 25% stake in Square when the spirits within flopped basically giving Square  room to move and insuring the enix merger went ahead , it became  12% in square enix after the merger .



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DigitalDevilSummoner said:

absolutely. 8.25 % is not neglectable a percentage at all and i have said it over and over again, Final Fantasy is the only title next to Gran Turismo that can be Sony's Mario

what's more i'm totally in favour of exclusive games as they take better advantage of the tech and they focus on the set audience of the individual console and you don't end up with watered down results (in my opinion Nier is this generation's greatest mutliplat "victim")

and Nintendo should totally buy Platinum.


Agreed. Sony should definetly keep it or even up it if possible.



                                  

ClassicGamingWizzz said:
sony with the final fantasy ip will be great


 O....M...G. They would also own Deus Ex and Tomb Raider in that case.



I think it would be a good decision for Sony to buy a controlling interest in Square, but they would need to clean up its production for it to be valuable.



Selling at the moment would be stupid, but i don't think buying is all that good of an idea either. Most of their games seem to be needing the multiplat sales (especially the western developed ones). So making them exclusive would be a money drain...

Though their japanese Portfolio in Sony's hands could probably make japan Sonyland again...



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I wasn't even aware sony held shares in square enix. Anyway I think they would be more likely to sell their share then buy more. They have bought a lot of studios which haven't been profitable and there is no telling how profitable square enix as a whole would be.



One more thing to complete my year = senran kagura localization =D

turn up to shareholder meetings and rip into the clueless execs at SE



no. too expensive



S.T.A.G.E. said:
ClassicGamingWizzz said:
sony with the final fantasy ip will be great


 O....M...G. They would also own Deus Ex and Tomb Raider in that case.

It's about time...:P Maybe then Microsoft wouldn't rub their exclusive in game content in Sony's face every time they release a Tomb Raider then. :P



DigitalDevilSummoner said:
back then trying to conquer Hollywood with Spirits Within and now trying to conquer mmorpgs with FF XIV

both attempts full of ego and arrogance

well,where is the arrogance in making a movie and an mmorpg?

btw FF 14 is not their first mmorpg.