HYPOTHETICAL: If Nintendo quit gaming, who would buy their IP's?

#1gules222Posted 7/21/2013 12:50:26 AM
I am a big Nintendo fan and have been my entire life. I don't think or want Nintendo to ever quit gaming, but I had a thought, if they did, which companies would get which IP's?

Let's make it into a game!

Super Mario (includes DK & Wario)-
Legend of Zelda-
Metroid-
Excite-
Animal Crossing-
EarthBound-
F-Zero-
Fire Emblem-
Kirby-
Kid Icarus-
Pikmin-
Punch Out-
Star Fox-
Pokemon-
Golden Sun-
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#2Dark__ThronePosted 7/21/2013 12:55:41 AM
Anyone that isn't Capcom, EA, Activision or Microsoft.
#3DeathSnipe777Posted 7/21/2013 1:00:50 AM
In a realistic scenario, no one. Nintendo has said before that their IPs will die with them.

I have to think about who would actually buy them if they were up for sale, though.
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#4Gogo726Posted 7/21/2013 1:12:58 AM
EA buys Mario

Hit a ? block containing a mushroom
That'll be $0.99 to buy this powerup
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#5blankempathyPosted 7/21/2013 1:14:17 AM
This would never happen in the foreseeable future so its hard to even guess. If this ever did happen Samsung could be making video game systems for all we know.
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#6NeoMonkPosted 7/21/2013 1:18:21 AM
Google would buy them out before that happens.
N games on a Google Console? YES PLOX
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#7Pete41608Posted 7/21/2013 1:40:17 AM
Gogo726 posted...
EA buys Mario

Hit a ? block containing a mushroom
That'll be $0.99 to buy this powerup


*Link walks into a cave*

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"Pay $4.99 For This"
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#8Pete41608Posted 7/21/2013 1:40:32 AM
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#9Capace23Posted 7/21/2013 1:56:27 AM
Sega.
#10TuxityPosted 7/21/2013 2:05:19 AM
What if Nintendo would team up with SEGA and make a Dreamcast2 together.