Did you know MS wanted to buy Nintendo and Sega?

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#1 Posted by thegamer00 (131 posts) -

MS offered to buy Nintendo for 25 billion dollars? http://slashdot.org/story/02/04/28/0234201/how-microsoft-tried-to-buy-nintendo

It's funny because the market cap for Nintendo is only 15 billion today.

#2 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

I wonder how much the Mario and Pokemon IPs alone are worth, probably billions.

#3 Edited by Renegade_Fury (17223 posts) -

Yeah, that is like over a decade old news.

#4 Posted by MonsieurX (30484 posts) -

Did you know that the Sony used to work with Nintendo to implement a cd player for the SNES?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNES-CD

#5 Edited by jimmypsn (4425 posts) -

Good time for MS to make the offer once again. Nintendo can be a subsidiary of MS.

#6 Edited by Netret0120 (2209 posts) -

Thank God that did not happen. Competition is good for consumers

#7 Posted by Szminsky (1433 posts) -

I'd prefer Nintendo working with Sony. A richer history between those two, both good and bad.

#8 Posted by Yo-SUP (235 posts) -

@Szminsky: good? Those snes taxes on their Sony imagesoft games along with getting better support from Philips in medics formats while Nintendo made deals behind their backs is not a good relationship.