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Microsoft to acquire Nintendo

atari2600land

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I certainly wouldn't put it past Microsoft to do this. I don't know how much Nintendo is worth nowadays, but I think Microsoft has more than enough money to buy them if they can pay $67 billion for Activision. I think I'm looking at a headline from next year, actually. M$ is evil. Perhaps this is just the beginning of a snowball rolling down a hill...

 

You know what will happen after Microsoft buys Nintendo? Disney will buy Microsoft. Because we all know Disney has to own every possible thing in the world. Disney is more evil than Microsoft. I will not be getting a Disney X-Box. I'm just dreading the day when Disney decides to buy Warner Bros. and then all the Bugs Bunny cartoons will suddenly be Disney cartoons. Oh well. I guess I can live with Microsoft buying Activision since I don't really care about either company, but I dread Nintendo being bought by Microsoft. Or Sony. Microsoft will probably go after Sony after buying Nintendo for a complete video game monopoly.

 

I am completely bored now. I finished Act 3 of Stupidman. I made a new song for the act. It's all done. Now to move on to Act 4: Stupidman in the grocery store looking for soap.

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They tried to do that 20 years ago. It's unlikely to happen again for a long time. 

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Well I dislike Activision and Blizzard. Anything beyond Activision's early formative days reeked of "big studio". And I don't like that.

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I don't keep track, but several people have said that ActiBlizz was in a downward spiral and regardless what you feel about Microsoft, it might have been what it takes to not have the company go under.

 

Nintendo, although generally valued around the same as Activision, probably is in a completely different situation with the new OLED Switch, launching games on mobile phones and otherwise strong IP. It was said that often a company is bought for 1.3X the valuation but that would depend on the fact that the owners are willing to sell. I doubt Nintendo is for sale, and in particular not to a direct competitor. I don't know which other Japanese companies are bigger than Nintendo and may be interested, but I'm having issues seeing any overseas company, whether it is Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook etc buying it even within a year.

 

Whether Disney wants to expand their premises within video games is another matter. They're already managing their own IP and release it on partners' platforms. Swallowing the entire Microsoft probably is too much even for Disney, perhaps divesting the Xbox part. I would rather expect Disney to go after Electronic Arts and perhaps some smaller actors. Many people already suggested that EA is next to be gobbled up, the question is by whom.

 

By the way, what is the state of Sega these days? Are they just marginally more relevant than say Atari is, or a company worth buying?

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