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CGI-Quality said:
chakkra said:

I'm not saying that this rumor is true at all, but this is not an April fool joke.

It actually originated on March 4th here:

https://pastebin.com/B5G7LRN5

It's no different than the rumor about Sony. i.e. false. April Fool or not. ^_^

Oh, I'm almost %100 sure that it is false. But the thing with rumors is that there have been some rare cases when they have actually ended up being true. So I ask you, what is it about this particular rumor that makes it totally impossible in your eyes?



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chakkra said:
CGI-Quality said:

It's no different than the rumor about Sony. i.e. false. April Fool or not. ^_^

Oh, I'm almost %100 sure that it is false. But the thing with rumors is that there have been some rare cases when they have actually ended up being true. So I ask you, what is it about this particular rumor that makes it totally impossible in your eyes?

I didn't say impossible, but like the Sony rumor, it doesn't make sense. In fact, this rumor had even less attention than that one. Buying the company would be one thing. Randomly buying properties? Nope.

A better question, what makes this rumor any stronger than this one? The answer should be easy, and it was debunked after the one in the OP.

Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 01 April 2020

                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
chakkra said:

Oh, I'm almost %100 sure that it is false. But the thing with rumors is that there have been some rare cases when they have actually ended up being true. So I ask you, what is it about this particular rumor that makes it totally impossible in your eyes?

I didn't say impossible, but like the Sony rumor, it doesn't make sense. In fact, this rumor had even less attention than that one. Buying the company would be one thing. Randomly buying properties? Nope.

A better question, what makes this rumor any stronger than this one? The answer should be easy, and it was debunked after the one in the OP.

I'll agree with you and say that it doesn't make too much sense in my eyes either. But MS buying Minecraft for that much money didn't make much sense to me either at that moment, and it happened. But people keep pointing out how hard it is to buy a Japanese studio, so keeping that into consideration, wouldn't this be the second best option? I mean, assuming that the price is right, of course.

And to answer your question; no. This rumor wouldn't be any stronger than that one, but I also gave that one the benefit of the doubt. At the end of the day, it wouldn't be the first time that a seemingly impossible rumor ended up being true.



chakkra said:
CGI-Quality said:

I didn't say impossible, but like the Sony rumor, it doesn't make sense. In fact, this rumor had even less attention than that one. Buying the company would be one thing. Randomly buying properties? Nope.

A better question, what makes this rumor any stronger than this one? The answer should be easy, and it was debunked after the one in the OP.

I'll agree with you and say that it doesn't make too much sense in my eyes either. But MS buying Minecraft for that much money didn't make much sense to me either at that moment, and it happened. But people keep pointing out how hard it is to buy a Japanese studio, so keeping that into consideration, wouldn't this be the second best option? I mean, assuming that the price is right, of course.

And to answer your question; no. This rumor wouldn't be any stronger than that one, but I also gave that one the benefit of the doubt. At the end of the day, it wouldn't be the first time that a seemingly impossible rumor ended up being true.

I stand by it. With the idea already debunked, not much weight to give here. Should something change, so be it.



                                                                                                             

I saw the same thing today but it was an April Fool's joke



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CGI-Quality said:
chakkra said:

Oh, I'm almost %100 sure that it is false. But the thing with rumors is that there have been some rare cases when they have actually ended up being true. So I ask you, what is it about this particular rumor that makes it totally impossible in your eyes?

I didn't say impossible, but like the Sony rumor, it doesn't make sense. In fact, this rumor had even less attention than that one. Buying the company would be one thing. Randomly buying properties? Nope.

A better question, what makes this rumor any stronger than this one? The answer should be easy, and it was debunked after the one in the OP.

Well I’d say whoever would be bought by Xbox would have a stigma attached. The developer would be a laughing stock in their country making games just for Xbox.

And why do that when Konamis game developing potential took a nosedive? They are just a gambling machine company that happens to own 3 iconic game IPs now. Thats why its at the very least more plausible then your average poorly written April fools joke. Still fun regardless to wonder just how Ms gonna enter the Japanese developer market.  

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April 1st joke based on the rumor that Sony was acquiring the IPs? Lack of imagination.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

sales2099 said:
CGI-Quality said:

I didn't say impossible, but like the Sony rumor, it doesn't make sense. In fact, this rumor had even less attention than that one. Buying the company would be one thing. Randomly buying properties? Nope.

A better question, what makes this rumor any stronger than this one? The answer should be easy, and it was debunked after the one in the OP.

Well I’d say whoever would be bought by Xbox would have a stigma attached. The developer would be a laughing stock in their country making games just for Xbox.

And why do that when Konamis game developing potential took a nosedive? They are just a gambling machine company that happens to own 3 iconic game IPs now. Thats why its at the very least more plausible then your average poorly written April fools joke. Still fun regardless to wonder just how Ms gonna enter the Japanese developer market.  

There is zero plausibility to this rumour because Konami makes over 50% of their revenue from their gaming division.

https://www.konami.com/ir/en/ir-data/statements.html

Of their 192million yen in revenue in 2018, gaming accounted for 105million. For 2019, it was 108 million.

Gambling is only their 3rd biggest profit mover (after fitness and gyms and only narrowing their arcade business) accounting for 21 and 22 million, in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Sony licensing their games has more credibility than this rumour (which btw has existed before the Sony rumours).



RolStoppable said:
Meh, none of those IPs were ever any good, so Microsoft can have them.

Reported for wanting a console to fail.



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