Should Nintendo buy Sony

#101squatch22Posted 11/25/2012 11:43:33 AM
Zodryn posted...
They could possibly buy some Sony devs like Naughty Dog, but they can't afford to purchase any of the three companies you've listed. You're talking about billions of dollars.


Yes.
Sony has a market cap just over $10billion.
Nintendo has $11 billion at least in cash, so...
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#102darkjedilinkPosted 11/25/2012 12:07:05 PM
squatch22 posted...
Zodryn posted...
They could possibly buy some Sony devs like Naughty Dog, but they can't afford to purchase any of the three companies you've listed. You're talking about billions of dollars.


Yes.
Sony has a market cap just over $10billion.
Nintendo has $11 billion at least in cash, so...


Now consider the fact that Nintendo would only need to buy a majority share...
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#103STE573Posted 11/25/2012 12:07:39 PM
ITT people actually thinking this would be a good thing... Nintendo would ruin all the development houses sony has with their rules and adherence to a market strategy that doesn't benefit the core consumer...

Diversity is one of the most important things in the industry. We have Nintendo catering to a younger audience and having funner and simpler titles and then you have Sony carering to an audience that want a high end console experience with more mature titles. There is room for both in the industry.

And more over, a company that is losing money buying another company that is losing is not a good business strategy.
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#104trenkenPosted 11/25/2012 12:11:51 PM
MANTI5 posted...
With Sony's gaming division taking a dive they may have a shot at a few devs.


Im possible. Sony is a far wealthier company than Nintendo. Nintendo just sells games. Sony is involved in all kinds of crap, music, movies, games, they own a ton of companies, some of which alone have far deeper pockets than Nintendo. All of those companies, MS, Sony and Apple are richer than Nintendo because they all sell a lot more things than Nintendo does.
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#105squatch22Posted 11/25/2012 12:13:30 PM
trenken posted...
MANTI5 posted...
With Sony's gaming division taking a dive they may have a shot at a few devs.


Im possible. Sony is a far wealthier company than Nintendo. Nintendo just sells games. Sony is involved in all kinds of crap, music, movies, games, they own a ton of companies, some of which alone have far deeper pockets than Nintendo. All of those companies, MS, Sony and Apple are richer than Nintendo because they all sell a lot more things than Nintendo does.


Thats why Sony is worth less, has less cash and is in debt unlike Nintendo yeah?
Sony has assets... but paying off its debts would wipe out most of those assets.
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#106darkjedilinkPosted 11/25/2012 12:17:08 PM(edited)
trenken posted...
MANTI5 posted...
With Sony's gaming division taking a dive they may have a shot at a few devs.


Im possible. Sony is a far wealthier company than Nintendo. Nintendo just sells games. Sony is involved in all kinds of crap, music, movies, games, they own a ton of companies, some of which alone have far deeper pockets than Nintendo. All of those companies, MS, Sony and Apple are richer than Nintendo because they all sell a lot more things than Nintendo does.


Please read the topic - Nintendo has more cash on hand than Sony's entire stock value.
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#107SuperShyGuy9000Posted 11/25/2012 12:31:59 PM
Well since we have established that Nintendo can't buy the full companies of MS, Sony and Apple, and we have covered Cony Computer Entertainment worth.

Does anyone know the worth of MicroSoft Games Studio?
#108darkjedilinkPosted 11/25/2012 12:42:35 PM
SuperShyGuy9000 posted...
Well since we have established that Nintendo can't buy the full companies of MS, Sony and Apple...


Actually, we've proven Nintendo CAN buy Sony as a full company - Nintendo has more than enough cash on hand to buy every single share of Sony stock, thus owning the whole company.
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#109SadCubsFanPosted 11/25/2012 12:48:19 PM
i lol'd hard at buy apple

apple could buy all 3
#110PendragoonPosted 11/25/2012 1:21:54 PM
SuperShyGuy9000 posted...
Well since we have established that Nintendo can't buy the full companies of MS, Sony and Apple, and we have covered Cony Computer Entertainment worth.

Does anyone know the worth of MicroSoft Games Studio?


They are about 4 billion in debt from when they first opened. Up until 2009 they operated at a loss using money from other divisions. They have recovered about 6 billion so far. But due to how much money Microsoft makes, they have no reason to sell a division that is currently bringing in more money than it is paying out.
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