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Why now is a good time for Nintendo acquisition | Digitally Downloaded

Why? Because it would be a massively beneficial acquisition for both Nintendo, and whoever acquires it.

Combine Nintendo’s creativity, its IPs and its gaming hardware R & D people and facilities with the broader vision of an Apple, Microsoft or Sony, and you have a Nintendo that doesn’t need to struggle and get scrappy to compete – you have a Nintendo that can soar uninhibited by its own limitations. That would be an incredible sight to see.

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EYEamNUMBER12725d ago

i doubt any of them have that kind of money to spare
they would have to offer a mint for them to even consider

MattS2725d ago

Have you seen the size of some of the large technology/ entertainment acquisitions in recent years?

Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion
Oracle bought Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion
Panasonic bought Sanyo for $4.6 billion
Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion
Intel acquired McAfee for $7.7 billion

Huge acquisitions do happen. Nintendo would be a huge one, but not impossible.

Muletroid2725d ago

nintendo shares are selling at 28.30 a pop in order to buy them out they would have to make one hell of an offer and if that is the case i don't see it being cost effective

MattS2725d ago (Edited 2725d ago )

@Muletroid - you mean like how Intel acquired McAfee for $48 per share?

Once again, it would be a big acquisition, but not in the realms of impossibility. And it would make a lot of sense for all parties, I would argue.

qface642725d ago

nintendo makes profits so i doubt they are in any hurry to be bought out
if i remember right they are the most valuable of the gaming companies

so what do you think a 30 billion dollar offer would be enticing? more? im leaning towards more

i mean if yahoo would pass on 50 billion it has to be more

MattS2725d ago

Profitibility doesn't necessarily factor into acquisitions, or the cost of making an acquisition.

There are plenty of very profitible companies that get acquired.

Muletroid2725d ago

i heard somewhere that microsoft actually offered t buy them out once fore 25 billion and they passed on it and this was back during the game cube

i dunno if this is true or not

D2K2725d ago

Nintendo isn't selling out to anyone. The best time to buy Nintendo would have been back when Saturo Iwata took over as Nintendo of Japan president and when Reggie Fils-Aime was brought in to run Nintendo of America. Microsoft took a shot at it, Nintendo actually considered the offer, but obviously turned it down.

Right now Nintendo is too profitable as a company after the success of Wii and DS. It's like someone trying to buyout Microsoft after they released Windows 95. No one has enough money readily available to convince Nintendo to sell. If anything, I could see Nintendo merging with a lesser entity where they still have the controlling interests.