Why did Nintendo sell Rare?

#1XChaosPrimeXPosted 11/21/2010 5:16:58 PM
I'm sure this has been answered several times but you know what? In all these years they have been with Microsoft, I never knew why Nintendo would pull something so stupid as to sell one of their best development companies. I mean honestly, do characters like Joanna Dark, Conker and Banjo seem right on an Xbox console to you? No, these seemed all Nintendo to me. Its like seeing Mario on a Playstation... it wouldn't work. All these years of missing good franchises we could of had on the Gamecube like Perfect Dark and Killer Instinct, I never knew why Nintendo sold Rare! But why did they!? There must of been a really good reason.
#2badgraphix1Posted 11/21/2010 5:19:00 PM
I though Microsoft bought them out. When a company pays you a certain amount of money sometimes it's just a better financial investment. Though I do agree they messed up.
#3strongo9Posted 11/21/2010 5:19:36 PM
I don't care about the devs, I just care about the franchises.
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#4GodnorgoshPosted 11/21/2010 5:20:14 PM
In some ways, I wish Rare hadn't been bought out. I would've liked to see Banjo on VC.
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#5godzilla25Posted 11/21/2010 5:20:25 PM
Nintendo never actually owned Rare. They just used to have a really close relationship. Microsoft happened to see a prime business opportunity and acted, that is all. I know, it sucks for us DK fans, but there is not much we can do now : /
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#6Lord_MalfiousPosted 11/21/2010 5:20:47 PM
because, microsoft and activision wanted them more

nintendo did try to keep them but, Microsoft are rich.
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#7ffdghPosted 11/21/2010 5:21:49 PM
...if only retro could somehow obtain banjo......
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#8Shinobi_GunzPosted 11/21/2010 5:22:20 PM
nintendo didnt sell rare. microsoft bought rare. just like they pay companies for exclusive stuff including certain games
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#9OliviaTremorPosted 11/21/2010 5:23:21 PM
Rare wanted to develop multiplatform games and Nintendo just let them go. Microsoft then bought them. The end.
#10XChaosPrimeX(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2010 5:23:55 PM
I'd kill for GE on VC, but it ain't gonna happen