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Dulfite said:
Kakadu18 said:

Nintendo doesn't need to and most likely never will buy studios like HAL and Intelligent Systems. HAL is already situated within Nintendo's HQ and might as well be Nintendo. Intelligent systems is Nintendo's longest partner of 40 years. And I don't see why Good Feel, Camelot and Grezzo would abandon Nintendo.

Intelligent Systems is owned by Nintendo.

No it's not, it's a completely separate company.



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Nintendo selling console hardware at a profit and relying on first party almost exclusively means that they will likely be insulated from industry consolidation and regulatory changes more or less permanently. If all the AAA third party publishers get bought up, nothing really changes for Nintendo. If the government forces closed store fronts open via legislation, again nothing really changes for Nintendo. It’s a completely self sustaining business model



aTokenYeti said:

Nintendo selling console hardware at a profit and relying on first party almost exclusively means that they will likely be insulated from industry consolidation and regulatory changes more or less permanently. If all the AAA third party publishers get bought up, nothing really changes for Nintendo. If the government forces closed store fronts open via legislation, again nothing really changes for Nintendo. It’s a completely self sustaining business model

They formed as a company 20 years after the Japanese civil war and have been going ever since!



Nintendo has enough IP, all they need to do is keep sourcing out IPs with 2nd party deals while also expanding their existing studios. Revival of old IPs and new IP investment like what they did with Splatoon and Astral Chain goes a long way too. The companies getting bought were never the reason Switch sold in the first place. And in the case of MS, their games already come to Switch more so than Sony because MS is not competing with then directly like they are Sony.

This is where Playstation and Nintendo differ when it comes to how much the acquisitions could hurt them. A lot of Sony's classic franchises were never owned by Sony in the first place like Crash and Spyro. And while Sony does have a lot to offer, 3rd party games are still the driving force for their console. Nintendo on the other hand has always had ownership of the IP that push their consoles, their only problem is where they drop the ball in other areas like the WiiU.



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This aged well.



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SecondWar said:

This aged well.

This is in regards to the Nintendo's purchase of remaining shares in SRD. 

If I were Nintendo I would definitely make sure any first party developers are well secured right now.  HAL, Good Feel and The Pokemon Company should also be on Nintendo's radar right now, in my opinion.  The threat isn't just from Microsoft but from a desperate Sony that is trying to reclaim lost support from developers.



Illusion said:
SecondWar said:

This aged well.

This is in regards to the Nintendo's purchase of remaining shares in SRD. 

If I were Nintendo I would definitely make sure any first party developers are well secured right now.  HAL, Good Feel and The Pokemon Company should also be on Nintendo's radar right now, in my opinion.  The threat isn't just from Microsoft but from a desperate Sony that is trying to reclaim lost support from developers.

Don't forget about Intelligent Systems!

Also, The Pokémon Company actually has shared ownership between Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures Inc. So there's not really any worry there. Unless Nintendo decides to buy Game Freak and Creatures Inc. which could be plausible considering Sony could buy Game Freak. They wouldn't develop Pokémon games if that happened, but Nintendo would lose the franchises developer.  

I would also throw in Grezzo for their excellent remakes! 

Last edited by gtotheunit91 - on 24 February 2022