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.
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.
I don't care about the devs, I just care about the franchises.
Must have: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword,
Paper Mario, and Kid Icarus: Uprising.
In some ways, I wish Rare hadn't been bought out. I would've liked to see Banjo on VC.
They should criticize Billiards before attacking RE5. The white ball hits a bunch of colored balls and saves the black ball for last.
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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because, microsoft and activision wanted them more
nintendo did try to keep them but, Microsoft are rich.
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Pokemon 493/493, Trainer Stars 4/5
...if only retro could somehow obtain banjo......
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nintendo didnt sell rare. microsoft bought rare. just like they pay companies for exclusive stuff including certain games
Rare wanted to develop multiplatform games and Nintendo just let them go. Microsoft then bought them. The end.
I'd kill for GE on VC, but it ain't gonna happen