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KLXVER said:
NightlyPoe said:

I'm hesitant to continue this conversation because we're talking about a theoretical that won't happen, however:

You're letting your animosity color your thinking.  The reason that Disney got out of video games is simply that they weren't profitable to them and they were better off selling the rights and pocketing EA's money.

Nintendo would be altogether different.  They are a highly profitable company with a ton of their own assets via a niche in the industry.  Do I think that Disney would care about Mario and Pokemon?  Hell yeah they would care about IPs that take in ridiculous amounts of money every year in merchandise alone.  Disney, they like money.  Disney, they like marketable IPs.  Disney, they like procuring businesses that own their own niche.  If Disney had Nintendo, they would pretty much be doing exactly what Nintendo already does.  Maintain their distinct place in the industry and hold themselves out as something different and special.  That's why Nintendo and Disney are compared so often.  They really are comparable in how their brand image is tied into their corporate decisions.

Disney is like the anti-EA when it comes to acquisitions.  Generally speaking, both brands are strengthened.

Disney do like sure money. That's never a sure thing with video games these days. If they were to buy anyone it would be Sony. They have the rights to Spider-Man after all. I still hope Sony doesn't get acquired by Disney even if they are so dependable as you say.

It'd be more logical to just buy the movie rights back from Sony. Cheaper too.



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CaptainExplosion said:
KLXVER said:

Disney do like sure money. That's never a sure thing with video games these days. If they were to buy anyone it would be Sony. They have the rights to Spider-Man after all. I still hope Sony doesn't get acquired by Disney even if they are so dependable as you say.

It'd be more logical to just buy the movie rights back from Sony. Cheaper too.

Sure, but Sony owns other rights as well. Like James Bond. Music by the Beatles and Michael Jackson and the most popular console brand ever.



KLXVER said:

Disney do like sure money. That's never a sure thing with video games these days. If they were to buy anyone it would be Sony. They have the rights to Spider-Man after all. I still hope Sony doesn't get acquired by Disney even if they are so dependable as you say.

Disney:



Conina said:
KLXVER said:

Disney do like sure money. That's never a sure thing with video games these days. If they were to buy anyone it would be Sony. They have the rights to Spider-Man after all. I still hope Sony doesn't get acquired by Disney even if they are so dependable as you say.

Disney:

They sure could. They own half of the entertainment industry at this point. 

Ill just ask Disney to wait until Sony and Nintendo gets out of the console business and becomes a service like Netflix. Then Disney can have them both for free for all I care.



KLXVER said:

 I still hope Sony doesn't get acquired by Disney even if they are so dependable as you say.

Damn, now I want this to happen too.



    

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Conina said:
Eventually Nintendo will be a part of Disney (in a few decades)

I honestly wouldn't be surprised. 



KLXVER said:
CaptainExplosion said:

It'd be more logical to just buy the movie rights back from Sony. Cheaper too.

Sure, but Sony owns other rights as well. Like James Bond. Music by the Beatles and Michael Jackson and the most popular console brand ever.

Yeah, let's just stop them at Spider-Man, we can't let Disney keep monopolizing things like this.



I think when people say that Nintendo are like Disney they are referring specifically to Disney animation (and particularly the older 2-D animation) as they both espouse the same sort of mindset of being entertainment for the whole family. They're not referring to the gigantic corporate media empire that Disney is today.



KLXVER said:

If they were to buy anyone it would be Sony. They have the rights to Spider-Man after all. I still hope Sony doesn't get acquired by Disney even if they are so dependable as you say.

They're not going to buy either.  The hypothetical is null to begin with.  All I am saying is that Disney is not EA and tosses the companies it acquires into the rubbish bin.



In the Video Game industry, yes Nintendo is comparable to Disney. They are even opening their own theme parks ffs.



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