Rumor: Nintendo planning on buying Sega!

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    Good bye rings, hello coins!
     
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    Now just imagine Iwata on the phone asking Yu Suzuki to "Name his price"
     
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    There was a rumor like this back in 2008 or so I think, I'm taking this with a medium sized pile of salt.
    What I'm hoping is that Sega becomes Ninty's 2nd party developer much like HAL, Gamefreak etc.
     
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    Wasn't there also a rumour that Nintendo wnted to buy back RARE? :)
     
  6. Heran Bago

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    This would be completely huge for the pachinko industry. sega-sammy holdings is the biggest player.
     
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    If this is true it would be awesome for Nintendo.
     
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    Please do, Nintendo. I would love a TRUE crossover platform starring Mario and Sonic (not that Olympics crap) :D
     
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    sega needs a revival, nintendo does too actually in a way
     
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    Hope it comes to be but only time will tell if it true or not.
     
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    Hmm, Sega can make some games on their own, Rare can not. Or, rather, those who are left on Rare.... However, if Nintendo were to buy back Rare, I'm sure their quality control would make sure we'd get a good Banjo sequel / reboot
     
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    So if Nintendo does this then wouldn't mean that SEGA is finished? Hmmm, just as I planned.
     
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    No. It simply means that Sega would be making their games solely for Nintendo's systems. But nintendo would control what games Sega makes. It could be their IPs like sonic. Or nintendo could have them make a new game for one of their IPs like F-zero.
     
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    Unfortunately Sega doesn't have a single worthwhile IP I can think of off the top of my head that hasn't been complete shit in the past 15 years.
     
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    Only a loser would sell out to Nintendo, you can't let the enemy win. It's like surrendering and becoming their slaves. Die with the ship Sega!..Or just keep doing what you're doing.
     
  17. McHaggis

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    I don't see the value in buying Sega, unless they want to expand their arcade business or something. The two companies are like chalk and cheese, with Sega having a rather large focus on mobile at the moment. I just don't see their goals aligning very well. I also don't see how Sega could thrive as a second-party company, multi-platform games are a big part of Sega's market. Even if they were planning on leaving Sega untouched after buying them, and were just hoping to acquire the rights to Sonic and co, I think it would make more sense just to ask Sega if they could license them for a few games.

    I was actually thinking that Nintendo should buy a decent games company recently. With THQ dying a slow and painful death, I thought Nintendo might step in to acquire some franchises that had a different target audience as well as some free licenses to Virtual Console games. There's also the casual appeal of uDraw, which was successful on the Wii but flopped on the PS3 and 360, that kind of seems like it would tie-in with the GamePad rather well.

    Nintendo has enough mascots. They don't need to acquire Sonic and co. If they were going to buy, they would be looking to expand their appeal on games for the Wii U. I might believe they'd want to buy RARE, I half want them to buy THQ... Sega, I just can't see it.

    Sega stopped being Nintendo's enemy in 2001. Didn't you get the memo?
     
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    Educate yourself.
     
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    A franchise with two games that has been dead for years. Break out those wallets Nintendo, you've got a cash cow waiting to be milked!
     
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    You said 15 years. Now you are making excuses.