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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:
vonny said:

They couldn't, it would never be approved. The sell of a Japanese company would never be approved for a foreign takeover

Foreign?  Sony is Japanese 

Yes, that is a literal definition of foreign when compared to the US-based Microsoft. 



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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:
vonny said:

They couldn't, it would never be approved. The sell of a Japanese company would never be approved for a foreign takeover

Foreign?  Sony is Japanese 

The thing was MS forcefully buying Sony.



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vonny said:
gtotheunit91 said:

Microsoft could buy Sony and SE the next day, what's your point? lol

They couldn't, it would never be approved. The sell of a Japanese company would never be approved for a foreign takeover

Sharp was a big Japanese company taken over in 2016 by Foxconn.



Camoflaj is the most realistic near term purchase, imo. Sony has shown that they are willing to invest in their VR output after buying that one studio recently, and buying the makers of Iron Man VR (one of their marquee titles for that platform) would be a solid move for shoring up support moving forward.



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Runa216 said:
Robert_Downey_Jr. said:

Foreign?  Sony is Japanese 

Yes, that is a literal definition of foreign when compared to the US-based Microsoft. 

Wait I thought you were disputing that Sony could buy a Japanese based company?



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Strategyking92 said:

Camoflaj is the most realistic near term purchase, imo. Sony has shown that they are willing to invest in their VR output after buying that one studio recently, and buying the makers of Iron Man VR (one of their marquee titles for that platform) would be a solid move for shoring up support moving forward.

I can see this as a realistically possibility, too. 

I do think if an Iron Man VR 2 exists, and that it's critically well-received, that Sony will look into an acquisition. 



src said:
gtotheunit91 said:

Square has been friendly with Xbox as of late, so idk if they would ever consider outright selling. If Guardians of the Galaxy flops and with Crystal Dynamics getting cozy with The Initiative, I can see Square selling their Western division to Microsoft. It’ll then drop the price of Square if Sony decides to purchase the rest of the company outright.

FF16 - timed exclusive

FF7R - timed exclusive

Forspoken - timed exclusive

Babylon - console exclusive

KH and Nier could also be timed exlcusive.

Pretty much their entire Japanese division is all in on Playstation. How can anyone call this close with Xbox LOL

SE would never sell Crystal Dynamics, they make Tomb Raider an incredibly strong IP.

Sony has $40B in cash. They can buy SE in cash the next day lol

Eh you're forgetting a bunch of Switch Exclusives and Switch support. More of Japan supports Switch now than PS. PS is pretty much a western brand now. KH and Nier already on Xbox. So is DQ.  Your last sentence is that of someone who doesn't understand how money works.

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Robert_Downey_Jr. said:
Runa216 said:

Yes, that is a literal definition of foreign when compared to the US-based Microsoft. 

Wait I thought you were disputing that Sony could buy a Japanese based company?

I have absolutely no idea where that idea came from. No, that's not what was being said. 



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3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4

Robert_Downey_Jr. said:
Runa216 said:

Yes, that is a literal definition of foreign when compared to the US-based Microsoft. 

Wait I thought you were disputing that Sony could buy a Japanese based company?

The original comment was that Microsoft would buy Sony and Square Enix.  

Microsoft would get push back if they tried to buy Sony, and likely Square. 



one japanese dev. that is very small but have gigantic level o talent... Vanillaware.
I believe it would be very cheap to buy the studio, and it would be possible to make a fantastic RPG with Sony's support.



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