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Which should it be?

Capcom 1 50.00%
Konami 1 50.00%
Sega (Don't buy us) 0 0%
Bandai Namco 0 0%

If Sony Buys Sqaure Enix this year or next ? Microsoft wants to counter it with a big Japanese Studio these are the ones with amazing portfolio that'll shake industry



Sega(Don't buy us) Looks at Bethesda Bitch we are worth more than Bethesda we have history and we have way more IPS than Bethesda they have like 12 we have 300 ips but yeah don't buy us if you try we'll run to amazon to have a massive bid war for highest bidder but don't buy us .

Bandai Namco

That's about it Koei techmo doesn't belong here and other japanese studio are smaller like 

Last edited by SegaHeart - on 07 March 2022

Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

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Damn someone voted Capcom

Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

I'm not so sure there will be a run on these japanese publishers. They're just not as big of a deal to western gamers, and that's who both Sony and MS are selling to.

It wouldn't surprise me if some of them get gobbled up, but I don't think this is imminent.

Sony acquiring Square is most likely if not a given, but idk if it would be wise for Microsoft to acquire a big Japanese company.

Not only would they get flak for it in the gaming industry, but I don't see Japanese gamers embracing an American company forcing their way into their market. I imagine that's why Xbox is slowly trying to make their presence more known. Whether that be fully localizing big games like Starfield and Redfall, or having a fully localized Xbox Wire for a one-stop-shop place for Japanese gamers to catch up on any and all Xbox news. Or even promoting Game Pass as much as possible. Japan is a huge handheld gaming market and showing Japanese gamers that they can play hundreds of games on their smartphones for a small monthly subscription can really put Xbox in a positive light in Japan and can organically grow to plant their foothold. Of course, they really gotta start bringing on board Japanese studios to make either exclusive games, or put as many Japanese games onto Game Pass.

Sega clearly is the way to go, Sega is dying to be bought.

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Problem with this thread is there is no credible rumor of Sony acquiring Square-Enix. So, it's a non-starter, and so we can avoid this one getting out of hand, we can close this up until any such idea has real weight.