Should Nintendo buy Sony

#41squatch22Posted 11/24/2012 8:44:06 PM
Apple has a market cap of $626 billion.

If we were to go by Xtreme logic, its only worth $176 billion, because that's its assets.
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#42P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 11/24/2012 8:44:10 PM
Xtreme-Void posted...
squatch22 posted...
Sony's equity is pretty poor...


at least better than Nintendo


That's not saying much when the entirety of Sony, including TVs, Cameras, and all other divisions is worth just over Nintendo. A company that only sells games.
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#43GoombacrusherPosted 11/24/2012 8:46:20 PM
Nintendo should buy Sony. That way, I won't have to buy a PS4 to play Kingdom Hearts or any good Final Fantasies if they happen
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#44SuperShyGuy9000Posted 11/24/2012 8:47:12 PM
So I was trying to find out how Sony's gaming division was doing a came across this

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=480181

I know it's old but I already know things haven't gotten better since then
#45Golden MavenPosted 11/24/2012 8:50:11 PM
This is a discussion for accountants, not drones.

ShadowSkill11 posted...
It's fun to watch 8 year olds try and understand business. SO many numbers going back and forth with out any understanding behind them.


Entering this topic is the message board equivalent to the old "kids say the darndest things" TV show.
#46DTY3Posted 11/24/2012 8:51:38 PM
Xtreme-Void "Nintendrone" count: 5

Old dog needs to learn some new tricks. He's turning into the anti-squatch :/
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#47darkjedilinkPosted 11/24/2012 9:03:38 PM
Xtreme-Void posted...
squatch22 posted...
Nintendo is worth more. Too bad.


market cap doesn't mean anything in this discussion, it only means if you want to buy stocks, and the market is always changing.

that is not the actual assets the company have.


Actually, it means everything, since buying out a company means buying a majority share of their stocks.

Sony's market cap is a little over $10 billion, which is less than the amount of money Nintendo has in cash. That means Nintendo could buy every share of Sony stock - thus owning the whole company - with nothing more than cash it already has on hand.
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#48P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 11/24/2012 9:06:15 PM
I found what Sony Computer Entertainment is worth.

Sony Computer Entertainment - negative 95 billion (Capital Adequacy Ratio - 11.58%)
Nintendo CO., LTD - 1,191,025 (Capital Adequacy Ratio - 87%)


*Capital Adequacy Ratio is their Credit Rating

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2012/06/27/sony-financial-report-shows-95-billion-yen-deficit/
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/2012_04.html
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#49SuperShyGuy9000Posted 11/24/2012 9:31:40 PM
Wow this thread ran out of steam quickly!
#50DynheartPosted 11/24/2012 9:41:59 PM(edited)
robat223 posted...
Nintendo's total market capitalization is only 17.9 billion. Every other company on there is well over that. The other companies would buy Nintendo long before Nintendo bought them.

Hope it was a joke topic. But you never know with Gfaqs.


There's a problem with this logic.

Sony and Microsoft may have more assets..., but they have more to invest in as well.

Nintendo? Just games. So that 17.9 billion is just on their gaming division alone...as that's all they have to invest in. No TV's. No Tablets. No PC's, or OS's...extra electronics. Everything that 17.9 billion is invested in the Nintendo brand and it's gaming division.

Now if they had a TV, or a massive electronic/software division outside their gaming division? Then that "omg only 17.9 billion." would have a point.

That 17.9 billion doesn't sound so bad now, does it?

EDIT: SOny and Microsoft invest more because they have more, but spend more. Nintendo just has their gaming division...that's all they are. They make money on games and software only. 17.9 billion isn't bad considering they are only making money and spending money one one thing VS the many that Microsoft/Sony are doing.
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