[Barrons] Apple’s Next Big Move? It Should Buy Nintendo

Pablo Mesa

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It always bring an smile to my face when its brought (unironically) the idea that someone should buy Nintendo (or that Nintendo will be put on Sale on 1st Place)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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this reads like one of those bleacher report articles when they were just getting started and they let literally anyone write for them.
 

Fat4all

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apple should buy nintendo, microsoft should buy sony, amazon should buy facebook, apple should buy google, microsoft should buy amazon, apple should buy microsoft
 
Apr 24, 2018
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Nintendo is a publicly traded company, but I have no idea if there’s enough shares on the market to achieve ownership, or if the Japanese government would allow a foreign company to make the final purchase. This articles suggestions are dubious.
 
Aug 26, 2018
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You can catch half of the Pokémon in gen 13 via the iPhone 11 XS and the other half is exclusive to the iPhone 11 XS Max. The Max starting at $3,200.
 

THE GUY

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That would honestly be a waste of Apple's money. Nintendo has nothing to offer them. And I'm not entirely sure how this would work with Japan exactly.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Wait, so is this not satire?
No, but it misjudges various aspects of a merger that would make it seem not a great idea in the long term.
Their argument is roughly:
Nintendo has huge IP
Nintendo has services that could be worth more if they were on iOS (and games but lol to that)
Push increased mobile application development, somehow
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#20
Disney should buy them. And then let them run independently like Marvel and Lucasfilm.

They would also need to bulldoze universal studios so they could build their own MARIO land though. Why the fuck is my phone autocapitalizing MARIO?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Nintendo is a publicly traded company, but I have no idea if there’s enough shares on the market to achieve ownership, or if the Japanese government would allow a foreign company to make the final purchase. This articles suggestions are dubious.
In general Japanese law makes hostile takeovers very difficult. Nintendo would have to want to sell.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Financial/Investment news publication/site. Though obviously it seems that they don't pay attention to business realities.
Clearly not. Or how the fact it's almost impossible for a foreign company to buy a major Japanese corporation.

1. google.com
2. Like any other opinion it's a discussion starter
Cool. I could do without the snark, thanks.
 
Nov 9, 2017
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Of course they should. But let’s not get crazy or the next time someone would write an even more farfetched title like “Apple should make actual new phones”.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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That way Nintendo could probably have a competent online infrastructure. I wouldn't mind if Nintendo kept doing what they're doing regarding games and their systems don't become $800+ devices.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Nintendo owns some of the most valuable videogame franchises in the world—including Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong—and has a library of thousands of games across more than three decades in the business. While it continues to turn out wildly popular and well-reviewed games, Nintendo has struggled to gain traction beyond its home consoles. Apple has a few things to offer there: Think iPhone, Apple TV, iPad, and maybe even the Mac.

Imagine playing Switch,Super Nintendo, or old NES classics on any Apple TV or iPad with the simple addition of a wireless Bluetooth controller. Conveniently, the latest iOS devices use the same ARM-based processor chip technology found in Nintendo’s Switch, making software conversions much easier.
I went in thinking that they wouldn't get it as usual, but it turned out that they REALLY didn't get it... >_>
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Never going to happen but say Nintendo did agree to sell what would they go for? 100BN?
It's never going to happen, so speculating what the actual purchase price would be is pointless.

You might as well ask how much it would cost to buy the moon.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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While it continues to turn out wildly popular and well-reviewed games, Nintendo has struggled to gain traction beyond its home consoles. Apple has a few things to offer there: Think iPhone, Apple TV, iPad, and maybe even the Mac.
Finally, instead of making games that play on their own boxes they can... make games that play on someone else's boxes. epic
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Nintendo is a publicly traded company, but I have no idea if there’s enough shares on the market to achieve ownership, or if the Japanese government would allow a foreign company to make the final purchase. This articles suggestions are dubious.
I agree I doubt the Japanese government would let this deal go through. Unless Nintendo started to bleed as a company for years making them worth a fraction of what they were before.

Anyway cute article can't wait to see when Amazon should buy Nintendo.