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Nintendo M&A: Reasons why N should Acquire Sega

Nintendo is now officially open to the idea of “mergers and acquisitions”, which is potentially a big deal. Given their position in the games market, they probably won’t do anything drastic, though its fun to speculate. One of the more popular ideas that has been floating around the internet for some time is that Nintendo should outright acquire Sega. There are several benefits to this course of action, listed as follows:

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SpiralTear866d ago

"It would be like unveiling Half-Life 3, multiplied by a thousand."

That seems like a very unfitting comparison.

badz149865d ago

yup...very unfitting and NO, this will never happen, at least not anytime soon! What Nintendo should do now is strengthen their relationship with 3rd parties worldwide. Merging with Sega would be a pointless move now as Sega doesn't have any killer IP in their arsenal anymore thus will put an unnecessary burden to their financial.

GenHero865d ago

no killer IPs? are you forgetting that Sega bought Atlus? you think Persona isn't a killer IP?

badz149865d ago

What I meant by killer IP is an IP that sell millions upon millions and can move consoles. Atlus is a great dev and Persona is an amazing IP but as far as sale is concerned, it's not a huge seller and I doubt it is capable to move console from shelves like MH or FF which are what I categorize as killer IPs.

Ziriux866d ago

We'd love to see that i'm sure there are many franchises on the SEGA that would be a sweet addition to the Nintendo library like Bayonetta.

No_Limit866d ago

Just for the chance of seeing Sega characters in a new Smash Brothers is good enough for the dream of a merger.

grassyknoll866d ago

Sega makes a lot off money from PC games. Football Manager & Total War would not translate well to Nintendo's machines.

Madock866d ago

Very true, i think Capcom's IPs will suit the console business better
Street fighter is old school and got it's fans, Resident evil for the hardcore, Monster hunter to join X in the MMO market
& of course Megaman!!

Loadedklip865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

Agree with the Capcom comment.

Capcom would be a better buy for Nintendo.

Mega Man
Street Fighter
____Vs Capcom series
Resident Evil
Monster Hunter
Devil May Cry

These five have a hardcore following and appeal that Nintendo lacks.

But they will also need some more western developers or have Retro Studios become bigger so they can work on multiple projects at once.

Platinuum Games is the other that Nintendo should look into buying if possible. Not sure they would be interested considering they left Capcom for a reason.

badz149865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

Nintendo buying Capcom? Lol not gonna happen! Capcom as a company has too much pride to let itself be bought by Nintendo or any other companies for that matter. The most Nintendo could do with Capcom is paying exclusivity for certain games, nothing more!

You guys seem to forget that Nintendo secured the RE series for themselves back in the day only for Capcom to break that exclusivity deal because their games are not selling that many copies on the GC. While MH4 is doing solid numbers in Japan, it's nothing to brag about from a worldwide perspective. And with the Wii dead and Wii U not doing well almost everywhere, do you really think that Capcom would want to Risk selling any of their game exclusively on Nintendo's platform over the more lucrative market on the Xboxes and Playstations? I don't think so!

Realplaya865d ago

The machine is yet but a tool with which to build your games on. A blank canvas that a artist creates his masterpiece.

PSWiiKing866d ago

As long as Nintendo owns Sonic the Hedgehog IPs, I'm straight. Plus it might pave the way of putting SEGA Master System, SEGA Genesis, SEGA Game Gear, SEGA CD, SEGA 32X, SEGA Saturn, and SEGA Dreamcast back-catalogs in future Nintendo Consoles and Handhelds. Even better, bring SEGA back to the Hardware Race as a spin-off.

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