Capcom shareholders open possibility of takeover

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  1. Flux

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    Its seems to be between Sony,Nintendo and Sega-Sammy.

    They could use capcom's ips and have platforms to put them on.
    Sony(playstation)
    Nintendo(wiiu)
    Sega-Sammy(arcade/multiplat console)
     
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    Sony or Nintendo getting them would be just as bad as Microsoft getting them. Actually probably worse. Microsoft would likely still allow them to sell games on PC as they currently do. Sony definitely wouldn't allow them to do that if they were a first party studio and same goes for Nintendo.

    Out of those 3, I'd hope it was Sega.

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    If Microsoft does buy them, I'd fear of them going the same way Rare did. If they do, and even this doesn't get them a foothold into the Japanese market, they might use their talents differently. In the end, I don't think the Capcom we know will continue to exist. Although the question is, do they already now? The latest Devil May Cry was totally Cry and didn't have much in common with what made the earlier games so great. Resident Evil, is well, still quite good, but IMO too much focused on being a shooter. I miss the old games, damnit.
     
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    I've been thinking about this and... Does Japan matter so much to MS that they would spend at least $1Bn to buy Capcom, in a desperate attempt to win an unspecified amount of business there?
     
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    No. But they would buy them to get a large share from the rest of the market. Capcom games are highly successful in the west, with some of the most popular franchises ever made
     
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    Speculation on whether any of the three platform holders buying capcom is pretty fruitless, a practical impossibility in reality.

    Neither Sony, MS nor Nintendo would want to spend hard cash for an entire publisher that would be too big to be able to be supported by their individual platforms alone. It would be a rediculous waste of money. neither would they splurge on a takeover just to shut down huge swathes of the business to get at the IP library.

    If Capcom was verging on death, then it would be more likely that the big three would waiti in the wings for a sell-off of the publisher's IP; similar to what happened with THQ. However since what is happening here is not that, any talk of MS, Sony or Ninty buying Capcom is simply irrational dreaming.

    It's even very unlikely that either EA, Acti or Ubisoft would want to buy Capcom, as the practicalities of running a Japanese business would be far too messy and difficult. And both parties would most likely be better off staying well clear of one another. Sure we can point to the buyout of Eidos by SquareEnix as an example of an Eastern-Western publishing partnership gone right, but then I would argue that the business and cultural dynamics of an eastern-owned western publisher, would work better than a western-owned eastern publisher dynamic. Additionally, Square-Enix is probably quite unlike Capcom as I think they make a higher proportion of their income in the western markets, as opposed to Capcom whom although do well in the west, also do very big business in Japan and asia with their big name franchises like Monster Hunter.

    If anything I would think that a far less interesting, yet far more probable liklihood would be some Chinese social or MMO publisher like Tencent taking over Capcom, if anyone does at all.
     
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