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Nintendo spends $100 million on mystery acquisition

It appears Nintendo has been very busy lately.

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-Foxtrot1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

Maybe this goes alongside the new hardware rumours. Maybe a new handheld?

AngelicIceDiamond1203d ago

I think your right. Maybe this has something to do with Handheld or maybe cloud tech.

gaffyh1203d ago

It won't be a new handheld, but maybe some sort of health tech, as they mentioned this in a presentation a few months back.

mikeslemonade1203d ago

Just keep your hopes low and you will never be dissapointed with Nintendo. For it could be it can be 100m on nothing that we will see as a end result.

Jdoki1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

I think gaffyh is right. Nintendo are going big in health apps / hardware

http://www.theguardian.com/...

MasterCornholio1203d ago

Cloud tech?

The heck you get that idea from?

Magicite1203d ago

no cloud and no hardware for nintendo this year

Army_of_Darkness1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

Nintendo bought out platinum games! I said it first! they will definitely make Nintendo stronger and more appealing to the older crowd like myself.

MysticStrummer1202d ago

Perhaps they purchased the bones of Bob Hoskins.

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XiNarutoUzumaki1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

The 3DS was just released 3 years ago, and the Wii U is 2 years old. I think it is too early to make another hardware/handheld. Remember that Sega failed because they made add-ons and new hardware one after another to be on par with the competition. That confused consumers and made them lose confidence...

DanManDantheMan1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

You're kidding yourself if you think it's anything more than the QoL system.

A new handheld is just about the worst prediction you could make with the 3DS performing so well.

Concertoine1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

i dont believe its for game centric hardware. The 3ds is way too big (and young) to drop and they dont seem to have plans on abandoning the wii u. If they launched a new system the cycle would basically start all over lol, probably even worse lol. They have a hard enough time supporting their current 2 platforms.
Its QOL.

-Foxtrot1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

They could be re-designs of them, which would still be classed as new as they would be "new" models.

OhMyGandhi1202d ago

isn't that what Apple does every year?

Summons751203d ago

They already confirmed there is no new hardware

Concertoine1203d ago

They confirmed there wouldnt be any at e3, they always have new hardware in development.

solid_snake36561203d ago

Nintendo acquired the kleenex company. Now they'll have an endless supply of tissues to wipe away the tears of failure.

LOL_WUT1203d ago

LOL good one! +funny ;)

Mikito111202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

Haha not funny..

Least they have money to spend unlike sony

solid_snake36561202d ago

@Mikito11 So the $380,000,000 that sony spent to aquire gaikai, where did that come from? Lol

randomass1711202d ago

Wow, I guess Nintendo ought to cry a river with how successful the 3DS was. Some failure, right? Please troll somewhere else.

Silent_Radiance1202d ago

Look at all those disagrees! Lol fanboys

Myze1202d ago

That would be a great acquisition for Nintendo if true, considering Kleenex is a multi-billion dollar company. Getting them for $100 mil would be a steal.

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Baccra171203d ago

Maybe it's a brain for Iwata so Nin isn't run into the ground.

sak5001202d ago

I think its the plot next to landfill where ET cartridges are buried. Digging has already begun.

Koyes1202d ago

Yup, they are going to bury the unsold Wii U's.. ;)

Azzanation1202d ago

Sounds like they might have got themselves a big studio.

extermin8or1202d ago

Nintendo have actually gone on record discussing an idea to release new hardware, totally different from what's available in emerging markets thing is from what they say it sounds like it'd be exclusively released in emerging markets.

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jc485731203d ago

wonder what kind of tech is this.

XiSasukeUchiha1203d ago

The new handheld, or an completely different project?

Dchops1203d ago

May be related to their health platform.

Silent_Radiance1202d ago

Nintendo Galaxy S5? It has a nice ring to it.