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KLAMarine said:
Sonic for Nintendo or Microsoft.

Nope and double no. All games stuck behind Nintendo hardware and nowhere else. Hell no.



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KLAMarine said:
Sonic for Nintendo or Microsoft.
I understand that only a Japanese company can buy from another Japanese company, Microsoft could not, it is easier Sony
It would be great to see Yakuza games and other SEGA and ATLUS games as Sony exclusives


Ryotsu said:
KLAMarine said:
Sonic for Nintendo or Microsoft.
I understand that only a Japanese company can buy from another Japanese company, Microsoft could not, it is easier Sony
It would be great to see Yakuza games and other SEGA and ATLUS games as Sony exclusives

That seems to be a false claim that has been circulating on gaming forums for years. There are many Japanese companies that are partially or wholly owned by foreign companies. 



shikamaru317 said:
Ryotsu said:
I understand that only a Japanese company can buy from another Japanese company, Microsoft could not, it is easier Sony
It would be great to see Yakuza games and other SEGA and ATLUS games as Sony exclusives

That seems to be a false claim that has been circulating on gaming forums for years. There are many Japanese companies that are partially or wholly owned by foreign companies. 

But rarely a forceful takeover works.



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

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
shikamaru317 said:

That seems to be a false claim that has been circulating on gaming forums for years. There are many Japanese companies that are partially or wholly owned by foreign companies. 

But rarely a forceful takeover works.

Yeah, I wouldn't attempt a forced takeover if I was MS. If Sega Sammy wants to be bought out or make an Xbox deal to save themselves, I say go for it, but if they don't MS shouldn't try to forcibly acquire them, could lead to a mass developer walkout, and then they'd just have Sega IP's with no studios to develop those games.



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This sucks. Mostly because this make a viability for them being purchased, which they shouldn't. The market would become way too segmented with Sega (and Bethesda) under only one roof.

But if they were to be purchased, it would probably be by Nintendo or by Sony(lesser chance of this hapenning), because they are japanese. Since Japan is very protective of their companies, they both stand better chances of an acquisition, and not MS.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Hopefully, both the company, and the employees, end up ultimately landing on their feet.



Do you people realize that they still run toys and hotels? Sure they might sell those off as well but at the moment that is still other things they run. Those 650 people likely have to do with the arcade business they just sold but the studios making arcade games are now shifted to console games. SS isn't in danger of going under. Just a division wasn't doing well. Sony dropped many of its electronic divisions.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:
Do you people realize that they still run toys and hotels? Sure they might sell those off as well but at the moment that is still other things they run. Those 650 people likely have to do with the arcade business they just sold but the studios making arcade games are now shifted to console games. SS isn't in danger of going under. Just a division wasn't doing well. Sony dropped many of its electronic divisions.

They selling the arcades most likely means the 650 employees leaving aren't from the arcades as those would be absorbed on the purchaser.



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

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
Leynos said:
Do you people realize that they still run toys and hotels? Sure they might sell those off as well but at the moment that is still other things they run. Those 650 people likely have to do with the arcade business they just sold but the studios making arcade games are now shifted to console games. SS isn't in danger of going under. Just a division wasn't doing well. Sony dropped many of its electronic divisions.

They selling the arcades most likely means the 650 employees leaving aren't from the arcades as those would be absorbed on the purchaser.

Not necessarily.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!