>Sony plans to sell off 80% of its finance business, which would equal to like 6-7 billion, to use in future acquisitions
Oh boy the arms race of buying up literally anything not nailed down is really ramping up. Ontop of the existing cash on hand for stuff, they could definitely get a large publisher like S-E or Capcom.
>Sony plans to sell off 80% of its finance business, which would equal to like 6-7 billion, to use in future acquisitions
>Sony plans to sell off 80% of its finance business, which would equal to like 6-7 billion, to use in future acquisitions
>Microsoft setting yet another bad precedent
Dunkey was right.
Quit shilling your YouTube channel here you gay cuck.
Dunkey isn't right about anything and has the worst taste in history. Seek help.
And Sony started this by using it's market cap to pay Japanese devs to explicitly keep games of their primary competitor's platform. Now people like you are complaining when MS attempts to outright buy an American dev, all the while begging Sony to do the same with Square and Capcom. You people are pathetic and have no argumentative high ground.
Its more Microsoft started this by fucking up so bad with the Xbone, it made Sony's fuck up with the PS3 not a big deal. Microsoft didn't utilize their leverage in the 360 era at all, and some of the stuff they paid for exclusively didn't pan out well just like it isn't currently.
>Fat blob and cuck who is mentally slow
KEEP SAYING IT
>SEE FAGS I TOLD YOU 1+1=2
Just about anyone realizes this. Just because your favourite obese youtuber said it doesn't mean it validates him.
>Sony is betting all they have on videogames again
This company is like a degenerate gambling addict...
But they’re absolutely destroying the competition in the gaming space?
>30-40% of userbase will leave if MS actually gets ATVI
Not for long
Do you dealt with ATVI shares?
>source: actually not really, we still got fifa and cod is releasing on ps5 too
why would they make cod an exclusive when they can piggyback off sony users AND sell battle passes to them? most of them still have a decent catalogue of games besides COD so they wouldn't switch so easily. they will absolutely try to offer exclusive to new users though
You mean Nintendo? Yeah, they are, both hardware and software wise
He means Xbox, since that's the actual competior of PlayStation and vice-versa.
It could be worse, they could go all squenix and bet the horse on NFTs and the metaverse.
Sony can't buy anything, and if they tried, MS would outbid them.
>These retards don't know VIDEO GAMES are the most profitable entertainment and tech industry to ever exist, for over 10 years now
Playstation keeps Sony alive. Tripling down on it as the demographic of gamers radically expands each year is not a dumb move.
The CMA and FTC won't allow Microsoft to outbid them
>We can't have 3rd place buying up studios
>But we would allow 1st place to
If they tried that, MS would sue them into oblivion
You realize that money would be for Sony as a whole and not entirely for the playstation division, right? Sony makes most of its money off of TVs and other appliances, only about a quarter of its revenue comes from Playstation.
They make most of their money from insurance.
They strictly say entertainment
>Sony said it would consider spinning off and relisting shares of its financial services arm to bolster investments in its entertainment business
>“In order to expand our growth over the medium to longer term, we will need the ability to invest in image sensors and the entertainment business at a completely new level,” Totoki said.
>“Consolidation in entertainment has been happening and Sony doesn’t want to be left behind,”
So while it could mean music/movies, based on recent happenings its obviously video games.
Hopefully they buy Square Enix and not an actually good company.
I don't know a person who has/had a sony tv or phone in the last 15 years. What else they have? Headphones? They've been also shit since 2019. Pictures? Everything's been a flop that's not spider-man related. I honestly don't get how they're still in business.
It's because of their digital services like PS plus and sony music, also the fact that most of the hit shows you watch on streaming services are developed by Sony and then licensed out, and they're making a fucking gorillion dollars pitting all the streaming services against each other.
>What else they have? Headphones? They've been also shit since 2019
Try late 2000s. Still one of the absolute worst set of headphones I've ever owned were Sony. Turned up to 100% volume I could barely hear it, get shouted at to turn my music down, pull them off, and the noise coming out of them is louder than when they were on my head. It was like the speakers were installed the wrong way around.
sony cameras do pretty well
they also have their tendrils in many companies
It's because Sony make a lot of money in the phone market,but not making phones,the sell their camarera sensors to Samsung,apple,xiaomi,etc they are basically the leaders of that market
>Everything's been a flop that's not spider-man related
but thats factually wrong
At large they're investing with TSMC for Japan's expansion in semiconductor production, i'd reckon they're doing this because they think they can afford it now.
what world is your dumbass from? Playstation is what keeps EVERYTHING else alive
their Tech side is on life support
their music side is somehow failing despite being one of the 4 conglomerates that own the entire music business
their movie side bleeds money
Wrong, their pictures division pulls in the most profit, mostly from shows rather than movies.
>$800M in 2020
boy, they'll be buying so many Bungies with that amount of money
Sony's financial services is what's bringing in the majority of their cash flow nowadays. If they sell it off they'll be taking on a huge risk.
I would argue their TV's, Headphones and Pictures productions that do well to keep Sony afloat but not completely if you get what i mean. Not saying they bring in massive revenue, but they still make profit none the less due to selling their brand as premium.
doing better than I thought (ET&S)
and better than the pictures division
The Games Division is not going to do well long term. I can tell you that based on the fact a recession is on the way and also the bills are being squeezed tighter with inflation. Plus competition from Nintendo and Steam and you also have the fact Microsoft is selling Gamepass along with gaining huge buyouts with AKB it's not going to end up being that way overall. Also keep in mind people are paying 10$ more for games which is making it look good as a performer but it is an illusion trick.
You realise that the point of them selling is so they can use the money for the playstation division, right?
Remember when games were made by a couple of nerds in their mom's basement?
Remember when games were actually consistently good?
Unchecked capitalism has fucked it all and it's only getting worse.
> Remember when games were actually consistently good?
This has never been true ever retard
You have to be 18 to post here.
>games were consistently good
never happened. why would it. that's like saying
>remember when movies were consistently good?
I grew up in the 90s, most games were awful, you’re only remembering the handful of good ones
>Remember when games were made by a couple of nerds in their mom's basement?
what's stopping people from doing that now?
Pajeetsoft decided to fuck with the bull now they get the horns. Not only did Sony single handedly block the activision deal, but Capcom, Square and Kadakowa will also all be Sony entities by the end of the year.
Selling 80% of your assets to pay for all that stuff isn't exactly a smart move.
Its one branch of Sony, and considering stock prices went up when they announced they were doing it, investors think its a good idea.
>plans to buy
Everyone is always talking.
>Its one branch of Sony, and considering stock prices
Is there any positive advantage at all if i buy sahres from this company or anyone other?
Btw: Do you think there is still a gap in the business area of the Playstation and the game market that one could possibly close with an external partner or make a proposal with the executives for a cooperation?
I came up with a business idea to address more specific player customers.
What do you mean?
>Retard thinks Sony can outbid MS when it comes to studios
Sony spent the last gen buying up exclusive rights to games, so MS countered by buying up publishers. Do you really think Sony has a chance to outbid MS, or even Tencent? And with them going all out trying to make sure the Activision deal gets blocked, too? MS would do the same thing, but on a much bigger scale.
>MS countered by buying up publishers.
This is true, and because Sony did not sign the deal due to Jim Ryan not signing the 10 year contract Nintendo, Steam and other cloud platforms signed they are out of luck once the purchase goes through. So this means Sony is out of anti-competition options and anti-consumer options. Which means COD will be feature parity on ALL platforms all exclusive maps will be available on all platforms, except for Sony.
Any company that is sold to MS is essentially signing it's own death. Everyone knows this. Despite all the kvetching on Ganker, Sony actually has their dev teams produce shit people want to play.
What shit people want to play has Bungie producer under Sony?
Destiny 2 has a near consistent 100,000 users at any given time on Steam alone, and it's even higher on consoles. Ganker's opinions do not represent reality.
>Sony makes games people want
>Destiny 2 is doing solid.
Sony is signing it's death warrant by abandoning it's creative divisions in favor of cinema and F2P, those two things are not consistent money makers and can die at anytime and have a high risk of dooming a company if they flop badly. Destiny 2 players are already complaining about having to pay an extra 10$ on top of the basic battle passes and have complained about a lack of content and the recent stuff has been luckluster. Users are asking if it's worth their time and that number is not going to stay up if things keep going the way they are. I give it a few years before the honeymoon phase is over.
>Destiny 2 players complain-
-and continue to shell out the $10.
people love to vote with their wallets
>Destiny 2 players are already complaining about having to pay an extra 10$ on top of the basic battle passes and have complained about a lack of content and the recent stuff has been luckluster.
you know, that sounds very similar to another game with a 2
Destiny 2 is a 2017 game
Sony acquired Bungie in 2022
Is this an ironic post? Sometimes it's hard to tell
lol this has to be trolling no one is this fucking retarded. Number one Sqaure Enix is too much money to buy and they waste too much money to even consider buying them in the 1st place too much risk. Kadokawa is a giant publisher of Light Novels and various anime(Think of Ghost In The Shell, Paprika etc), they are too big for Sony to even purchase, this is why Sony made indirect deals with Kadokawa on Elden Ring because Kadokawa owns Fromsoftware.
Kadokawa's market cap is 3.3 billion. Lets say you pay 2.5-3 times, that is well within Sony's range. S-E is also in the range because of the Western divisions being so fucked they had to sell them off to cover debt and a few flops like Forspoken will make people more eager to sell. Obviously it would still cost probably near 15 billion for them
With Kadokawa though, people like Tencent have more shares in them currently than Sony so its just about buying all the people out.
>Kadokawa's market cap is 3.3 billion. Lets say you pay 2.5-3 times, that is well within Sony's range.
Does not matter if it's within their range, Kadokawa would have to agree and they will not do so. Neither will Shueisha who holds the WSJ library with Naruto, DBZ, MHA etc.
> S-E is also in the range because of the Western divisions being so fucked they had to sell them off to cover debt and a few flops like Forspoken will make people more eager to sell. Obviously it would still cost probably near 15 billion for them
Funny thing is Forspoken did not flop as much as Redfall did, it just is not a high seller. Forspoken is in the 40th on the sales chart. So it's not a massive flop on the scale you are saying it is. Also Square Enix owns far too many branchs too much merchandise and overall is a headache for any executive to take on.
Literally just a competitor, they would have no say in if a competitor could be bought out.
I think Forspoken budget vs sales means its a massive flop, they thought Rise of the Tomb Raider's 5m+ was a flop. Forspoken had 2 years of trailers, long build up etc.
>too many branches
All of which Sony is in already. Sony has Sony Music obviously, but also own Aniplex, CR and Funimation. They are hands deep in the anime/manga business and bolstering it with more manga/LNs is a boon. Especially if after Western comics, Hollywood tries to milk anime/manga more which goes into using them for Sony Pictures.
>I think Forspoken budget vs sales means its a massive flop, they thought Rise of the Tomb Raider's 5m+ was a flop. Forspoken had 2 years of trailers, long build up etc.
Does not matter what you THINK if it's a flop, commercially it is a flop, but sales wise it did good enough to make it's money back and they also had ESG money for it. Which is sort of obvious.
>All of which Sony is in already. Sony has Sony Music obviously, but also own Aniplex, CR and Funimation. They are hands deep in the anime/manga business and bolstering it with more manga/LNs is a boon. Especially if after Western comics, Hollywood tries to milk anime/manga more which goes into using them for Sony Pictures.
This is why the FTC and others will not let it go through, it puts too much of an advantage and a monopoly in Sony's court for Anime and Manga. Also having Square Enix will just make it harder overall because of the fact if they rake in debt Sony is going to have to absorb it which they will because of how badly managed Square Enix is. Also it's not likely any of these theories of yours will happen because of the fact they all know Sony is no longer a Japanese company but an American one currently. Japanese do not wish to associate with the Western mindset.
>but sales wise it did good enough to make it's money back
where the fuck are you pulling this bs from?
it got outperformed by a shitty little rhythm game that came out, out of nowhere, not too long after flopspokens launch
it did so poorly the studio got shutdown
it had a smaller player count peak than battleborne
and if shits row reboot was on steam, that flop that cost the same to make, would've probably dunked on flopspoken in player numbers
>where the fuck are you pulling this bs from?
ESG money pays a lot even for flops like Forspoken. Learn to read and write, and go watch politics sometime.
>it did so poorly the studio got shutdown
Yes it did but it was always going to happen even after XV came out and they had not worked on anything for 4 years straight. It makes sense to consolidate them in the Square Enix 1st party division than as an outside Western division.
>it had a smaller player count peak than battleborne
Does not matter about player count, matters more on purchases and if investors get their money's worth.
>Does not matter about player count
Oh right, 1 guy peak players a month? well in reality there's like 1billion people buying the game and not playing it
fuck off already schizo, shitspoken flopped hard and absolutely did not make money back
>ask source for his BS
>keeps answering with ESG paid for it! schizoness
ESG gives a profit before the game even launches. According to gnomish number keeping the game is a financial failure, but according to their wallets it is a financial success and they will do it again as these ESG whores always do.
>Lets say you pay 2.5-3 times, that is well within Sony's range.
What you are talking about is insanity and not how people make decisions about purchasing other companies. You are trying to Monopoly (the game) complex decisions.
>this is why Sony made indirect deals with Kadokawa on Elden Ring because
Wait, they did what? Is there some exclusive content bs they have again?
>S-E or Capcom
What does s+e mean?
Do you know why everyone is currently interested in acquisitions?
>selling before even having plans to what to buy
what could PAWSIBLY go wrong?
2 MORE WEEKS
After buying bungo for $4B sony is thinking of selling their other $4B purchase to go buy something like bohemia Interactive for $6-7B in another genius investment move
meanwhile MS is about to get one of snoy's first mascots
bro no one gives a rats ass about scrimblo.
>Snoys have been wanting a Playstation mascot in Smash for years.
>Finally get their wish.
>Crash Bandicoot the Microsoft IP.
good show old bean, good show
Every single Crash has been shit since Crash Bandicoot 2
>refuse to let a first party studio make the games they want
>They all leave to make their own studio
>Sony buys this studio for hundreds of millions of dollars
They've done this a half dozen times, are they retarded or is this some kind of fraud scheme?
>buying publishers is good if Sony is doing it
Whoever thinks they should talk biz in Ganker, even if it's an attempt to shit post should stop. Especially when their sources are click bait articles and not actual financial reports or press releases.
Ganker is a better place to talk business than Ganker is. It's full of retarded poos that get scammed by crypto swindlers.
It was pretty funny seeing them lose their 200 bucks in live savings to doge and Musk.
when was the last time Ganker talked about anything but the latest shitcoin? even the whole gamestop stuff came from plebbit
And Ganker is full of Brazilians with the market comprehension of 4th graders
Sony is going to buy FromSoftware and make Elden Ring 2 PS5 exclusive. I hope you guys have a spare $500.
>Sony is going to buy something it can't afford and make an IP they don't own a PS5 exclusive.
every always acting like snoy would be the one buying From
but what about bamco? why wouldn't they buy them? It makes the most logical sense, both Dark Souls and Elden Ring are bamco IPs
They've been the ones supporting the rise of From, it's only logical they'd have the biggest interest in buying them
Snoy already owns 15% of From Software. Look it up.
And what does Sony get out of it specifically with the 15 % shares?
A seat on the board where they can make requests that get turned down
Can anyone buy such mentioned shares or do only certain people have access and a seat to the board?
Do i also have a certain insight into things or to what extent?
and? Bamco would clearly be a better buyer
Fromsoftware isn't interested in getting acquired because they keep releasing hit title after hit title. No one would buy From right now they just released a game that sold 20 million fucking copies and their DLC and armored core are out soon.
They do? The owner is Kadokawa Corporation and Sony only has a 1% stake in this company.
Bro, Tencent owns 30% of that company as well. Sony can't buy From Software.
Tencent has like 7% of Kadokawa shares, not fucking thirty. Tencent and Sony both own 16% and 14% of From Software. The other 70% is Kadokawa themselves
That's more than Sony who only owns 2%. Sony is never going to acquire this company.
Its almost like they could buy out everyone buy Kakao and Tencent and have a majority shares....
I just love how all the top companies have totally given up on making good products and are instead simply trying to gain a monopoly by buing all the competitors.
>Sony buys Capcom
>No more Monster Hunter on Nintendo consoles
That's likely to be an illegal move.
>Capcom is worth $8B
>the division they're selling will only net them $6-7B
after bungo cost them $4B no way shape or form are they getting Capcom for anything under $10-12B
>Capcom claims PC is going to be their main focus for the future.
>Sony doesn't want stuff on PC until 3 years after Playstation.
Anyone who unironically thinks Capcom would ever agree to be brought out by Sony are huffing their own braincells.
>Thinking Monster Hunter is the only title that sellls on Nintendo
It is a major seller but not the only one, Nintendo relies on AA and Indies to move it's consoles and makes deals with smaller companies nowadays. Also they have their own exclusive library to keep themselves afloat forever. Nintendo has so much fucking money they can stay making consoles for the next 50 years, but with how amazing their Switch success story has been better make it another 25 plus on top of that.
What the heck? Their finance department is Sony biggest profit maker every single year, there's no way they're selling them.
It's more likely that they're trying to separate them so that they could sell off other components (*cough* SCE) easier
That would be their insurance sector, not finances. They only got full control over the Finances business in 2020.
What do you mean by 1B?
I wish Sony would rather use at least 1B to shotgun a dozen new IPs, instead of increasing consolidation of the industry
Sony doesn't have a choice. M$ pushed this by buying up a major development studio (that ALREADY merged with another big development studio), and the only way to make more video games is by having more devs to make them. Sony was fine paying 3rd party studios to do it while still allowing them to remain independently owned (which any of the big 3 could also do), but M$ chose to flat out buy the studios full stop, meaning no one is allowed to make a deal with them like that anymore. So the only options is to do the same, because that is the new standard that is set to compete, or you die off not adapting.
Except Sony don't have the capitial for an arms race. They overpaid for Bungie. People are delusional if they think they can just buy up companies for their worth on paper. If these companies wanted to sell MS wouldn't have bought Activision. Bungie stated they were tried to sell themselves to MS and they refused because they only had one IP and asked for too much.
>NOOOOOO YOU CAN'T ACQUIRE CALL OF DUTY.
>Btw, here's 7billion Playstation-sama. Acquire what you want.
Don't you know? It's ok when snoy does it
Please ignore the fact that snoy actually has a monopoly in the console market and keep saying that MS buying ATVI is turning MS into a monopoly
No one in the console business is remotely close to a monopoly, Switch has been dumping on both of them for years without needing the same games. Literally "make better games, losers".
>spending like 10 billion versus 69 billion
ActiBlizz nearly has many studios/devs as SIE.
>ActiBlizz nearly has many studios/devs as SIE.
they're fucking massive. you're preemptively crying about playstation acquiring one or two studios when microsoft is trying to acquire the equivalent of like 20
The scale is way different? No one complained about Microsoft buying Playground, Ninja Theory etc. Buying S-E and Capcom together isn't even half of what ActiBlizz cost
>No one in the console business is remotely close to a monopoly
Sony/Xbox userbase split is 70/30 ignoring Nintendo since their console is a different sector
then add in that snoy has more exclusivity deals out than xbox, specially in the most popular games
If you include nintendo Xbox is a tiny spec
>Switch has been dumping on both of them for years without needing the same games.
>Literally "make better games, losers".
>people like it
NOOOOO YOU HAVE TO MAKE GOYSLOP
gmod has been out for over a decade
Gmod isn't a game. Zelda is.
>able to name a game similar to it
>inb4 nuts and bolts
>No one in the console business is remotely close to a monopoly,
Technically no, but Sony got the FTC to official declare Nintendo doesn't count while trying to stop the Activision deal, and now that that they don't Sony has a borderline monopoly in some countries and are currently getting investigated over it.
Only the FTC used that. Telling Japan, who themselves used Switch/Nintendo in their examples, to use an American definition of the market is retarded.
It's only really America investigating them for it if it helps. It's still really funny that Sony's get slapped for this over something they didn't have any need to be involved in in the first place.
10 billion would have been absolutely bonkers ridiculous a few years ago. Now the same people who said MS is not allowed to buy publishers outright and how Sony naturally grew through the years would be perfectly fine Sony doing the exact same on a smaller (but still ridiculous) scale.
it's literally okay when snoy does it
check your privilege
retard, ms spent almost that much on zenimax already, never mind trying to buy $69b worth of activision. $10b isn't a groundbreaking purchase at all since ms showed their hand. they basically signaled that sony HAS to start making these kinds of acquisitions in order to stay in the game. they wouldn't be looking at these options otherwise, in any other circumstance this would be a shitty use of their money.
>$10b isn't a groundbreaking purchase at all
But this is what you don't understand. MS is not on the same level as Sony. Sony can't afford to spend this kind of money on random studios. This is some kind of fever dream of snoys thinking Sony has ANY chance to one up MS with acquisitions. The big boys are MS, Google, Amazon, Meta and Apple. That is it. Everyone else is poorfag. Just because MS "showed their hand" it doesn't mean you have an ace in the hole. This isn't the console exclusivity space where Sony can compete. This is straight up corporate business where the house (MS) will always win.
FAGMAN is pretty much the fifth branch of the government at this point. 30-40 years ago smaller companies were split due to anti-trust.
We are unironically on the path to a Cyberpunk dystopia unless there's a major shake up in the world.
I don't know how anybody could think all these studios being bought up and consolidated under 2 companies is good for the industry or for us. You thought gaming was shit? Because it's about to get a lot worse.
I actually don't think gaming is shit. we're living in the golden era of gaming
>they could definitely get a large publisher like S-E or Capcom
After what SE did with its western IPs? Highly unlikely, that company is crawling with retards.
Congratulations to M$ and all the Ganker autists who thought the Activision deal was fine to dab on da snoys.
Enjoy Sony buying important studios and the M$ buying MORE studios just to flex. It's going to be great when one of them get something like Capcom.
Sony can't afford anything important lmao
>SF6 is shit and woke
>RE4R is shit and worse than original
>MHW MHR RE4 are filled with MTX and DLC, MTX and DLC are cancer btw
>pls don't buy precious little crapcom
>They could get S-E or Capcom
Not fucking happening. Square Enix is too much of a risk and everyone who is a Sony Pony will try spinning this off like they can handle Square Enix despite not really handling their other stuff that well. Realize this Square Enix has a Manga division, owns a magazine division, a music division and on top of that owns an MMORPG division, Square Enix constantly runs itself into the red constantly and it is a tumultuous company always with horrible management. Capcom would be a terrible idea because Capcom despite it's recent successes has no real long term viable IP's other than it's legacy ones with Resident Evil and Street Fighter which it keeps reviving. They need new IP's but then it always dies like Dead Rising or Lost Planet. They do not have anything worth their salt and are overvalued.
>this Square Enix has a Manga division, owns a magazine division, a music division
Sounds like it lines literally right up Sony's alley. Sony Music is huge, they own Aniplex, they own Crunchyroll and Funimation. Its the same shit with Kadokawa, all the markets S-E and Kadokawa are in Sony has their hands in. Kadokawa has some real estate IIRC so maybe not that part.
>and capcom? pfff they only have THREE blockbuster IPs....terrible!
They are not really blockbusters as much as you think it is, that is an illusion you have sold yourself and Capcom believes in it wholesale. Resident Evil is not really a true long term IP because what can they do after the remakes to make Resident Evil viable again? 7 was a fucking flop, 8 was nothing, the Resident Evil series has no real understanding of it's identity, then you have Street Fighter which yes you can say SF5 was succesful sales wise, but commercially? Not that well received they and the FGC are chasing Esports money and sanitizing the product to where it is leaving their hardcore buyers behind and it looks like SF6 has not learned from this. It does not look good from the outside, but if you want to buy into your own hype go ahead lol.
S-E makes no sense anyway, Sony gets every single game they want as an exclusive. They said no FF7R on Xbox ever and S-E did it. No other publisher would have done this with a high profile, casual friendly release.
Sony isn’t going to try and buy a big publisher, because the second they try that publisher is going to shop around their offer and Microsoft is going to beat it.
The way Sony and MS approach acquisitions is totally different. MS is more or less forced to acquire devs because the gap in marketshare means they get fucked over in any attempt to negotiate exclusivity, whereas with an acquisition they pay the same amount as anyone else. Sony gets exclusivity for much cheaper (especially if they’re only paying to exclude Xbox rather than full platform exclusivity), so the only reason they’d even need to buy studios is to prevent MS from buying them first.
>selling off their insurance biz to fund vidya gaems
Of course, insurance is a Ponzi scam. Don't want to be stuck holding that bag.
Damn, maybe Sony could've used that 6-7 billion to actually make a successful FPS franchise.
Good to see the Sony shill force is out in full force today.
People who think sony can't afford fromsoftware are delusional. Not only do they have long history with them and a 14% share but fromsoftware itself isn't even worth over a billion dollars even after elden ring. They can easily offer 3 billion and get it.
you forget that other publishers will instantly compete to try to buy it if someone else attempts it
since we're basing off of shares Tencent is a likely competitor, the fucking Google, What's App and PayPal of china already owns stock and still wants to continue expanding into the west
embracer has been doing huge in value and quantity of acquisitions, like buying fucking lord of the rings, they could potentially see Fromsoft as a good purchase
EA is still independent and looking to expand
MS might be tied up with ATVI right now, but they could probably still get into talks to buy them
If ATVI fails to be bought it could also see an opportunity to buy them since Sekiro was such a success for them
But there must be a reason why no multinational has bought them yet
The big head of Kadokawa won't sell, tale as old as time
What's with the kotatsu/resettera garbage thread? Are you guys investors? does this affect you?
Still not buying a piece of shitstation 5
After MS and Sony get done buying up the industry BlackRock will purchase majority shares in both companies thus securing the industry for globohomo.
I work at Sony most of the money is being earmarked for Morbius 2, we're developing old age technology so Jared Leto can play an old version of Morbius