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Submitted by -Mezzo- 344d ago | opinion piece

The DeanBeat: Why Nintendo should have bought Ouya and other might-have-beens

VB - You have to love the game business and the beauty of competition. As Nintendo’s fortunes sink in the video game console business, Ouya’s fortunes are rising with its $15 million in venture funding. It is conceivable that the console business could become a four-horse race. (Nintendo, Ouya, Tech)

Donnieboi  +   344d ago
Buy Ouya? For what--the Android capability, or it's ability to use cloud? Both of which the Wii U (and just about any internet enabled console/phone) can do, if they worked something out to be able to run Android.

Also, why would a huge company like Nintendo wanna buy Ouya, when the device will be a hotbed for bootleg games and emulators. Nintendo doesn't wanna get sued for supporting that. Ouya on the other hand, will probably just play stupid and claim that the "developers" made those emulators, attempting to deflect blame from themselves. But a Billion dollar corporation like Nintendo can't simply do that.
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gamer42  +   344d ago
I honestly don't want to see Ouya become known only for being able to use emulators and play cell phone games. I believe that would disappoint the many people who funded it and want to see it become the next big thing. I believe it has the potential to do so, but that's up to the developers and whether or not they're willing to take a risk and make games actually FOR it.
nukeitall  +   343d ago
Yeah, it makes no sense for Ouya to be bought out by Nintendo. They can just as easily and cheapily make it themselves, or even open up the Wii U similar to what MS did.

Why buy an unknown tiny company for gazillion, when it likely would cost Nintendo far less to introduce it, and gain traction due to brand name fast, very fast.
BuffMordecai  +   344d ago
I don't think so Tim.
Agent_hitman  +   344d ago
Bought OUYA and release a $99 console hardware without Storage medium like DVD?.. Good plan!.. /sarcasm
gamer42  +   344d ago
"Activision Blizzard isn’t making a Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts,"

Well, since activision has never denied or confirmed whether or not it is coming to the wiiu I don't think you should be making such claims.

"“Once you have a tablet, there is not much reason to buy a Nintendo,” Gordon said. “What they have left is the Miyamoto exclusive box. If you want his games, then you spend the $300 on whatever Miyamoto makes. But that’s a box for tens of millions, not hundreds of millions.”"

Well that just undermines the creators of all the other great first party franchises NOT made by miyamoto like metroid, kirby, smash bros, and f-zero.

"Maybe Nintendo could get rid of hardware and make its software available on all platforms, as EA and Activision are doing."

No, just no. Out of all the other third party publishers nintendo could be 'like' you chose EA, voted worst company in America TWICE, and Activision, known for yearly releases of games in a series that has become the definition of a milked generic franchise.
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Williamson  +   344d ago
.....Major facepalm
ziggurcat  +   344d ago
"It is conceivable that the console business could become a four-horse race."

lol, no. ouya is a piece of garbage.
Baka-akaB  +   343d ago
Ouya will be lucky if it even becomes the new onlive . and that's a big IF
MikeyDucati1  +   343d ago
Wait so there were talks about Nintendo buying Ouya in the beginning? If so, I didn't know that. Sounds like The Super Nintendo Playstation story all over again.
Baka-akaB  +   343d ago
Yeah who would pick the miyamoto box over the ouya with its snes emulated games ??!! /facepalm
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MasterD919  +   343d ago
Hoping Nintendo doesn't end up going the way of SEGA.

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