It would be Capcom, if Nintendo would ever acquire a development house.

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2 years ago#11
Rlaur2 posted...
Don't you think that companies like Sony or Microsoft would've bought Capcom if they could? Nintendo could not possibly afford them, especially now.


Microsoft can't buy Capcom because of a law in Japan about how an American company can't buy a Japanese one. And Nintendo is actually richer than Sony.

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2 years ago#12
The very last thing I'd want is for Nintendo to have exclusive control over a multiplatform game studio. I'm more about video games as a whole rather than just Nintendo platforms by themselves.
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2 years ago#13
Rlaur2 posted...
Don't you think that companies like Sony or Microsoft would've bought Capcom if they could? Nintendo could not possibly afford them, especially now.


Sony and Microsoft don't afford them as the only IPs that are worth it are already being released on their consoles, expect for Monster Hunter (and you could say that's a Japan only franchise). Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, Dragon's Dogma and soon to be Deep Down will all be on their consoles.

In comparison, Nintendo needs Capcom, or bigger games output as a whole, in order to compensate the lack of 3rd party games they don't get.

Sony and Microsoft already have 3rd party support, Nintendo has not. If Microsoft still didn't get 3rd party support, you can be sure they would have bought more development houses like Rare for example.

And Nintendo can afford them.

Nintendo has around $9 million cash and capcom is worth around 1,2 million.

It would be an investment, but a good investment I think.
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2 years ago#14
DeodorantSpray posted...


Nintendo has around $11 Billion cash and capcom is worth around 1.2 Billion.

It would be an investment, but a good investment I think.


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2 years ago#15
Ranmaru-2 posted...
Microsoft can't buy Capcom because of a law in Japan about how an American company can't buy a Japanese one.


Did you seriously make that up just to "prove" a point?
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2 years ago#16
HayashiTakara posted...
DeodorantSpray posted...


Nintendo has around $11 Billion cash and capcom is worth around 1.2 Billion.

It would be an investment, but a good investment I think.


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sorry, and yes, billion.

But last I heard Nintendo doesn't have $11 billion anymore, and their current status is 9$ billion.
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2 years ago#17
WestelI posted...
Did you seriously make that up just to "prove" a point?


No. I'm serious. It was brought up during the Atlus auction. This is why microsoft didn't buy them. Thank God.
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2 years ago#18
WestelI posted...
Ranmaru-2 posted...
Microsoft can't buy Capcom because of a law in Japan about how an American company can't buy a Japanese one.


Did you seriously make that up just to "prove" a point?


It's actually true, its a law to keep japanese companies owned by the japanese.
2 years ago#19
Why buy the entire business? Just buy some of their IPs. All the talent at Capcom is gone anyway. You might as well just buy a box with licensing contracts in it because that is all Capcom is now.
2 years ago#20
Ranmaru-2 posted...
WestelI posted...
Did you seriously make that up just to "prove" a point?


No. I'm serious. It was brought up during the Atlus auction. This is why microsoft didn't buy them. Thank God.


No, it was made up by people on this site and you're repeating it. There is no law that prevents an American or any other foreign company from buying a Japanese company. In fact it has become far more commonplace as the Japanese restructure their business practices. The only thing that would prevent it, is the board of said company or shareholders of said company not wanting the merger/buyout and fighting it.
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