Rumor: Nintendo to acquire Atlus during Index Corp's upcoming auction

#1tehponycornPosted 7/24/2013 9:54:21 AM
Surprised this wasn't already here.

http://www.screwattack.com/news/rumornintendo-acquire-atlus-during-index-corps-upcoming-auction

Let the s***storm begin.
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#2VyersPosted 7/24/2013 9:56:33 AM
It's entirely speculation, there's no information to suggest that they are going to buy them out.
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#3TerotrousPosted 7/24/2013 9:59:03 AM
To be honest, I would be pretty positive that Nintendo will bid on them. I mean, why wouldn't you? It's always worth tossing in a lowball bid at least, because Atlus definitely has some value.


The real question is if a bidding war starts up, how much would they be willing to pay?
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#4tehponycorn(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2013 10:05:37 AM
Terotrous posted...
To be honest, I would be pretty positive that Nintendo will bid on them. I mean, why wouldn't you? It's always worth tossing in a lowball bid at least, because Atlus definitely has some value.


The real question is if a bidding war starts up, how much would they be willing to pay?


It's one of the more predictable buyouts. More predictable than Microsoft buying Rare. I'd like to see this, more exclusives for Nintendo, SMT characters in Smash Bros. and Persona 5 being Wii U exclusive. The latter is the best because of the pure rage the Sony fanboys would have. I'd be hilarious. I anticipate it and if it does happen I will get a bowl of popcorn and just read through all the comments and laugh.
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#5MilesTeg420Posted 7/24/2013 10:10:45 AM
150 million is a decent chunk of change. This would definitely qualify as opening up the war chest.
#6tehponycorn(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2013 10:19:51 AM
bump for more opinions.
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#7tmtyfPosted 7/24/2013 10:31:49 AM
Vyers posted...
It's entirely speculation, there's no information to suggest that they are going to buy them out.


They will probably buy them and i will love it. Wii U needs some persona. with the fire emblem x shin megami i kind of knew something was up. There has been a few signs like that article says that shows they are interested. That being said, they have the money and resources to do it. I know sony ponies started a petition for sony to buy them but they and microsoft wouldn't do it. there will be only a handful of bidders, and if nintendo really does put in a bid nobody else will really beat them.
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#8XenilPosted 7/24/2013 10:46:45 AM
Seems to ignore the fact that Nintendo don't like splashing the cash. Iwata had this to say before:

"...if we tried to do nothing but buying our way to create such a good conditions for developers, our own business could collapse."

What's changed? Nintendo's strategy will most likely stay the same.
#9nonexistingheroPosted 7/24/2013 10:48:20 AM
Meh, the source is that speculative article that didn't say anything concrete.
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#10DTY3Posted 7/24/2013 10:48:47 AM
Oh great. ANOTHER article that doesnt do anything but quote that speculatory article.
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