They're moving large portions of Sony Group around and plan to spin some parts off into their own partial companies so investors can buy stock in them.
They're specifically looking to expand PlayStation where most of the investment will go towards. PlayStation will have double digit billions to play with in buying companies.
I would expect that it isn't just games division, film & tv has already been doing this and games are just catching up.
Their film and TV divisions are now mostly making PlayStation content. If Sony were to secure a large developer that would give them more established IPs to play with just for Film and TV. They're already making things like a Sekiro anime that has some PlayStation cross promotion with it
ubisoft is gonna be a firesale sony would be stupid not to lock up all those ip's for pennies on the dollar
Ubisoft isn't looking to get rid of Farcry and AssCreed. I don't know if Sony would opt for shit like Rayman since they have two platformer guys already. A ubisoft firesale would more or less mean smaller developers can buy the rights to their games back or different developers can buy shit like HOMM.
Wether is Sony or Microsoft, but someone rescue Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell FFS
Along with God of War on Amazon and Twisted Metal on Peacock.
I don't see Sony buying any movie or tv studios because the returns wouldn't be worth it. They're already thinking about ditching Columbia so it wouldn't make sense to double down. Sony Music is already one of the top dogs so if they're making any acquisitions it's likely in the gaming sphere. But not just playstation but probably mobile stuff too.
Oh yes, I know because my agent has been calling me constantly since last month
>Sony to get blocked from buying large developers
They already have a provable monopoly.
Sony isn't buying any publisher for 69 billion. Xtrannies can't understand scale.
>Company with functional monopoly on console gaming tries to cut their competition out of the market completely
I don't own an Xbox, they are going to get cockblocked unless they waste more money doing retarded shit like they did buying fucking Bungie.
Yes sure x chud. For one, MS wasn't blocked because of the console market and second, Sony didn't buy bungie for 69 bil and third, MS isn't some small company, they're one of the largest companies in the world, all of their moves are closely monitored and they've been blocked form buying things before. Now begone gay
Well they still aren’t blocked because the UK is irrelevant. If the deal was blocked, Sony wouldn’t be scrambling to restructure where the money can go.
>They still aren't blocked
Ok xchud, why are you in a thread about Sony anyway bringing up MS? Go away, I'd rather talk about the topic at hand
>The Snoy cries out in pain as he strikes you
So tell me when that merger is happening x chud. Deadline is coming up
UK can't block shit. But please, keep acting like Sony doing exactly what MS has been doing means you win somehow.
UK has already said the deal isn't going through.
>but they'll just leave the UK
Ok, the CMA will just fine them 5 billion dollars a day they keep deciding to violate the ban. Let's see how fast Microsoft stays in business then.
UK. Can't. Do. Shit.
if you say it again, maybe it'll become true
The case in the UK hasn't closed yet. Saying one thing isn't the same as putting it on paper. There's still an entire appeals process and also parliamentary process to go through which could take at least another 6 months to get through. And in the worst case Microsoft can pull out of the UK entirely seeing as nearly every other country in the world has no issue with this deal.
>And in the worst case Microsoft can pull out of the UK entirely seeing as nearly every other country in the world has no issue with this deal.
And then get fined into oblivion. Oops have fun with that xtard.
Are you retarded? They would get fined if they still operated in the UK. If they pull out entirely they're no longer a registered business in the UK. You can't be this dumb.
>No see, we don't have to pay fines because we decided to leave when we were fined.
I'd say to try that and see how long it takes for your house to get repossessed, but we both know you still live in your parent's basement so you wouldn't understand.
>MS is going to dumb billion dollar government contracts for a single video game company for a gaming division that only costs them money
xchud delusion is always funny
They won't which is why they've already won. The CMA are making the UK look like a laughing stock according to some of the biggest investment banks in the world who've commented on it in the last few days. The UK relies heavily on Microsoft but at the same time have given them two options to either drop the deal or pull out entirely. So if Microsoft announced they want to pull out all the eyes will be on the CMA for letting such a thing happen. The UK makes less than 600m in revenue for Microsoft and of that they make less than 200m profit. You overestimate the importance of the UK to Microsoft especially when the entire world is supporting them with this deal.
You're drowning in delusion. MS abandoning a market simply because they wouldn't bend over for them would be a massive blow to their image which is already spotty for all of the underhanded shit they do. Second, there's a plethora of voices in support of the CMA so it's not a case of everyone being against them like you're telling yourself. Third, MS would not be making ANY money from the ABK acquisition for years and dropping a market for a game division that only costs them money is not only retarded but extremely retarded. Sorry, Sony is going to live rent free in your head for some time to come.
>snoys THIS booty blasted that MS is gonna buy ABK
Ya love to see it
Deadline is next month. When's that merger taking place?
No it wouldn't. Again you're showing you know nothing about the UK. I literally live here and witnessed first hand all the major businesses who pulled out of this country because of brexit and moved to mainland Europe. There are even suggestions that British companies like JLR are going to close down their UK operations and move their factories to Spain in the last few weeks. None of this is new. And secondly there aren't a "plethora" of voices. 38 countries have approved the deal with the UK being the only one to block so far. Nearly everyone is against the CMA and even the EU, the biggest rival to the UK right now, have taken shots at how the CMA have handled this deal. Hell even our own fucking government are questioning this decision with high profile names like the chancellor of the exchequer calling the CMA out.
And I don't care about Sony I'm talking about the business side of things I haven't mentioned Sony in anything but comparisons. I'm not a console warrior like you. I own every PS console ever made.
Sorry guv'ner, you don't 'ave a loisense for all dat cloude gamin' Is the future, you know!
You're talking about operations retard. MS leaving the UK in this case means they couldn't even SELL anything to the UK. That's guaranteed money down the toilet for a game company to support a division that bleeds money.
No it's guaranteed money down the drain if they let one country stand in the way of their deal when they will be able to benefit from all the money the deal will bring on a global level and especially in their home country where the FTC hadn't officially sued to block it yet and may never will. Where the fuck did this idea come from that the UK is more important than the entire fucking world.
UK is one of the biggest tech markets on the planet you stupid cunt, on top of the fines the CMA will be giving them for bypassing their ruling.
That's their own fault. Microsoft makes less than 200m profit in the UK annually from all their operations. They might be big for some but not for Microsoft. That's why satya nadella refused to rule out Microsoft pulling out of the market when he was interviewed last week. 38+ countries vs 1 country. Logical people will know which one to pick. Including one of the worlds largest investment banks Macquarie.
The case is over. The appeal is an entirely separate matter and MS hasn't even filed their appeal paperwork yet and their deadline is in 2 days
You’re an idiot.
>"reeeeeeeeeeee you don't suck my corporations cock!!!?!?!??!?! you must be OTHER corporation chud shill!
Already told you I down own one. You console shitters are fucking pathetic with your corporate loyalty.
>obsessed with trannies
Of course you are. It doesn't matter how big microsoft is compared to sony, sony holds a monopoly on console gaming. In their own words "high-power console" gaming as their insult to Nintendo. Them trying to devour all the game developers when they already hold this is definition monopolistic behavior.
They can still buy it and just ignore the UK. Granted if the UK doesn't reverse the CMA's decision.
Bungie was the same price Microsoft will have to pay when they fail to buy Activision
Sony's literally being investigated for having a monopoly. Ironically it only happened because they finally got the FTC to officially declare Nintendo doesn't count, so they only have themselves to blame.
No investigation is going on
Also, the evidence that MS was a monopoly was literally papers talking about their own business infrastructure that may as well have said "WE ARE A MONOPOLY!" In bright red.
>Sony is being investigated
By who? Tell me so I can laugh at you.
anons here will probably call bullshit but the rumored reason Sony pumped more money into Sony just recently is because they're buying Square Enix for one the One Two punch of their anime studios and gaming IPs
#1 they can't afford SE
#2 SE already bends over backwards for them anyway
They can afford SE. SIE's budget is not Sony's budget.
they can easily afford square, even fucking konami is bigger than them
doesn't mean it's gonna happen, they already enjoy a good partnership
Square relies more on Nintendo than Sony actually, it’s why Dragon Quest is unlikely to ever grace the ps5 in any form.
>Square relies more on Nintendo
lmao. The last successful SE game in the Nintendo platform was Octopath Traveler and Dragon Quest has never been as big as Final Fantasy outside of Japan
SE is worth less than Bungie and Sony bought the latter.
That's seems like a huge waste of money as SE is already lock in step with them and Xchads don't play their chud bullshit anyways.
Because retards think in terms only in terms of games here when SE is a major player in anime which Sony is consolidating in.
actually chuddy, i read the profit that sony made is not enough to buy any major company
when will you people learn sony has no money?
I'm against it, just like I was against the Activision deal, but this is the time to buy Square-Enix.
>Western Studios flopped
Their western studios didn't flop, this is a misonmer because All three Tomb Raider games sold well. Problem is that SE expected them to be industry smashing successes for the amount of money they paid in development and marketing.
>square enix is currently successful because a game they made 10 years ago sold decent
THEIR BUYING NINTENDO
FIFA, CoD, GTA, and live service games. Killed Playstation.
That there are self professed Playstation fans defending the above while wanting Playstation to have them. Is kind of disgusting.
Playstation is making more money than ever. Sorry your niche nip trash didn't sell.
Sorry microsoft is going to buy cawadoody
Let me know when they win that appeal that they still haven't filed the paperwork for and with the deadline coming up in 2 days.
>Playstation is making more money than ever.
Which is part of the issue.
Not necessarily the money in itself. But the way they're making the money.
They're making more money off of bullshit than off of actual videogame sales.
This is a problem for the consumers and fans of videogames. And it being good for Sony is not anything I the consumer and videogames fan give a fuck about if it's at the detriment of me and my hobby.
Anon, no one cares about what you think except you. If Sony were in any serious trouble, they wouldn't be doing what they're doing because their primary goal is to make money
>If Sony were in any serious trouble
They're not in trouble and I have never argued otherwise.
We the fans and consumers are in trouble. Did you even read a single of my posts?
I have no problem with what Sony is doing aside of a few quabbles. You are alone in you thinking. You are genuinely crying about nothing, Sony has always been after the big third party franchises since the PS1, nothing has changed. You claim they're doing bad things but refuse to elaborate aside from whining about popular game IPs that Sony doens't even own and all the while ignoring that Sony is selling more than they ever have in their history which implies other consumers believe they're doing nothing wrong either. Then I remember this is Ganker and Sony lives in heads here rent free for the dumbest reasons
>You are genuinely crying about nothing, Sony has always been after the big third party franchises since the PS1, nothing has changed.
everything has changed.
If you're crying about MTX then everyone is engaging in that, even Nintendo. Once again you're whining about nothing.
Dude. Nintendo actually makes the majority of their money from game and hardware sales.
Sony's breakdown used to resemble Nintendo's. It no longer does. But Nintendo's isn't that different from what it used to be.
You have no idea.
So? You're simply crying that Sony makes money off MXT. Your logic is nonsensical, a gaming company isn't required to make the majority of their money from game sales alone and by that metric they still do well because their games were in the top 10 in terms of profit from sales.. All that's coming from you is that a game company needs to find success under a metric you think should count when that's not how it works in reality. The fact that you're only singling Sony out for behavior that's universal in the industry also indicates you're arguing in bad faith but this is Ganker so that's par the course.
>You claim they're doing bad things but refuse to elaborate aside from whining about popular game IPs that Sony doens't even own
I can elaborate.
Playstation is leaning on and relying so heavily on a handful select few games that just keeps and keeps providing them with money beyond the initial purchase of said games. For years and years and years to come.
That they have started to halfass their selection of other videogames broadly. Both in terms of third-party investments and first-party developments.
Playstation's variety and different types of videogames has fallen off a cliff.
And yes this really is a real thing and not just some insane ramblings. In this Activision Blizzard, Sony even had to admit that they just don't have it in them to develop or grow a property to compete with the likes of CoD. And this is because they stopped investing inwards towards cultivating their own (or even third party) dev talent the way they used to.
And Playstation finding these old games that they can just milk forever, is a core reason for why this development ever sprung into motion to begin with and why it has stayed like this.
We are worse off now.
what a retard, it took sucker punch one game to do what the hacks from japan studio we're not able to do, create a game of their own that could sell well on japan, no matter how much you try to cope bloodborne is a fromsoft game, Ueda left that decaying studio years before it's closure and even then he still has not show wtf he is wasting Epic money on, japan studio was only good on the ps2 era, they had the ps3 and ps4 era to find their path and failed.
Variety doesn’t matter if the games are dog shit. Japan studio brought over both white knight chronicles games which were atrocious. It’s better to do one thing well than doing everything poorly. Wild Arms was also a series that was for the majority very bad JRPGs. The Last Guardian was a game where major aspects of it were very poorly done and that was in development for 7-8 years.
Bitching about Sony’s variety when the problem for them for years was general quality of their games being low is dumb. Shit like Horizon and God of War gave them a major foothold into the action genre where their games are now selling just as much as their third party equivalents. Their current games are much better made and have no design decisions that ruin the gameplay like many of their other previous games
This. So much fucking this. People crying about variety always seem to conveniently forget how terrible most of those games were.
you tell em xir!
>This. So much fucking this
Oh god have a nice day
Maybe Japan Studio should have made games that sold better? And Sony has been all about third party franchises since Day 1. They've never relied solely on first party offerings and many of the games People associate as 1'st party games weren't even owned by them. I keep seeing retards talking about Sony being too reliant on third party games when that's been their strategy since they entered the industry. And your fucking Japan Studio games sold like shit! Accept it that people didn't buy your beloved shitty niche games! Sony kept them on life support for the entire PS3 generation even though they didn't do shit and even restructured them before shutting them down and that didn't help either. Your feelings mean shit, Sony is more successful after shitting them down.
Well we’re not missing much from Japan Studio being gone. You have Japan XDev bringing over JRPGs, you have gravity rush getting new content in the future and you have Team Asobi making platformers. Sony has deals with fromsoft including multimedia projects so them being onboard has zero to do with Japan Studio existing.
Not even combined do they compare to what Japan Studio was.
Besides. Let's not pretend like the death of Japan Studio is the only thing wrong with modern Playstation.
Modern PlayStation’s first party games actually sell. Sony was heavily reliant on third party developers since the original ps1, this meant their own studios were never much of a factor. But with multiplatform releases now being easier to do that had to change with the ps4 and their first party games really rose to prominence and can carry the full load of being a system seller
>Modern PlayStation’s first party games actually sell.
I don't give a shit.
Both quantity and variety has fallen. And I'd argue quality too, but the former points are downright objectively true.
Quantity and variety honestly mean shit if the games are bad. Just look at Xbox for a prime example. A bad game is a bad game and nobody is going to buy it
>Just look at Xbox for a prime example
imagine talking shit on xbawks when sony's entire lineup of exclusives is directly and unapologetically inspired by gears of war
No one cares about what you think retard because the reality speaks for itself along Sony's profits
They sell but numbers are muddled as shit and completely ignored past a month or two.
Big Nintendo titles are evergreen.
Eventually Sony’s titles will be considered evergreen. Horizon isn’t even a decade old, the older series God of War now has the majority of the series sales stemming from the last two releases and the original trilogy and spin-offs now make up a very small minority of total sales. Zelda is a series that’s in its 30’s and built up a reputation within that time due to its many installments. Given enough time Sony’s first party titles will reach that same reverence, the last of us is already showing signs that it’s going to be around for a long long time and God of War is certainly shaping up to be a major series to contend with for many years to come
>the last of us is already showing signs that it’s going to be around for a long long time and God of War is certainly shaping up to be a major series to contend with for many years to come
jeets are unhinged
>the last of us is already showing signs that it’s going to be around for a long long time
It's got one game left in it and that's it.
>God of War is certainly shaping up to be a major series to contend with for many years to come
No. Just no
Sony had 4 games in the top 10 in sales in the US last year. What's your metric for success if not sales which Sony has? What's your excuse now?
>ps5 worst attach rate in playstation history
this tired snoygument
>Sony making money
>But this doesn't count for some reason
You fags are so tiresome
>sony chasing quick buck instead of actual innovation
missing the point as usual, snoy
>Anon's retarded personal opinion confused for reality
No one cares.
>the snoy lashes out while buying the last of us for a third time
cry more, low iq gay
The only one mad is you. I'm merely telling you how it is.
so vital to you as the player, you must be programmed to enjoy tps slop on repeat
if anything im disappointed in your gay behavior
So sales matter, then they don't matter. Which is it?
If you make the same graph for other companies you will have similar results (there's a Rockstar one going around somewhere).
Sadly, it's the way the industry has become, not a Sony only thing, so it's a somewhat misleading infograph.
>ditching Japan Studio
The worst mistake Sony did IMO. Fuck one AAA per year, I wished we could also get some 2 or 3 AA games every year. Let me not even start about all that woke shit.
>it being good for Sony is not anything I the consumer and videogames fan give a fuck about if it's at the detriment of me and my hobby.
every single sony exclusive is a forest tps now and follows the same format and they dont give a fuck anymore about player agency
It's another fag who claims Sony games don't have gameplay while listing no actual reasons episode
god of war is uncharted
the last of us is uncharted
days gone isn't quite uncharted but is a forest tps
horizon is uncharted but made but also ubisoft
dude sony games are so fucking boring nowadays
So tell me about the guns Kratos uses in GOW
Tell me about the puzzles and treasure hunting in last of us
Tell me about how sneak up and control mechanical animals in Days Gone. You fags are disingenuous and it's tiresome. I'm sorry your niche nip shit didn't sell
there's lots of axespam but im focused on all the wallclimban
the last of us is basically uncharted with weirder controls but easier
>Tell me about how sneak up and control mechanical animals in Days Gone
>calling others disingenuous while trying to compare a game to a different one altogether
you're a retard and you're embarrassing yourself online, good thing you're anonymous
>jaydub the moronest
>Snoys saying Sony will acquire a big video game developer ever since the Zenimax acquisition in 2020
>Sony's video game acquisitions since then:
Savage Game studios
These are game changing buys though
Other than Bungie, none of those devs have proven they can make a big hit or are even "big developers" as all the leakers keep claiming.
People here don't understand why Sony buys a studio, they don't buy IPs, they buy talent. If IPs were their major concern they'd buy more well known studios and developers.
Too bad they aren't game developing ones though.
>These are game changing buys though
I wouldn't argue otherwise. But I think we've got very different ideas about what "game changing" entails though and whether or not it's actually good.
They already cut back their live service plans to less than half of that number.
Every major game company is looking into releasing live service games, even Nintendo. You may not like it but Fornite has created a major shift that's not going away any time soon.
People are getting fatigued at live service especially with COD.
That's why Modern Warfare 2 made 800 million in two weeks right?
It's always going to make money but it will not be making as much as Apex in the long term and also Sony's properties on live service will never dwarf COD or Fortnite in revenue. It's a drug addict with risky behavior but that's the AAA scene today.
The goal posts keep moving.
You are being a Niggie.
>explains his reasoning
>naw goalposts tho
His original reasoning was live service games didn't make money, then it became well Sony won't make any money. He's goal post shifting because he knows his argument is weak
>Sony is finally moving shop to PC
About time these retards decided to do this.
Planning to do a staggered release schedule lol.
What does this mean? All I want is a simple thing, PSN store but on PC. 2 to 3 years? Fucking fire that guy please.
"I often have the opportunity to ask game fans for their opinions, and when I ask them about the time lag, they say that selling the PC version two or three years after the release of the PS version is accepted favorably."
That's the money quote in the article.
XD!!! I am fucking dying. The IQ of Sony fans have dropped in the last decade. Because all the smart ones went to PC and Switch.
definitely not bungie. They tweeted how good abortions were to have for like an entire month. The responses were
and of course those people were attacked.
>have them do full remakes instead of becoming an even larger porting powerhouse
And Sony continues to make money off videogames while MS loses money. Wonder who has the better strategy right now?
>MS loses money.
They don't though. They're not making as much as they'd like but no company is losing money here.
I hope they buy Japan Studios. Oooooh wait, I forget snoys don't buy games and are all the day seething about Zelda while they didn't buy and play Gravity Rush
Didn't Sony cry about how acquiring developers is unfair like a week ago or something?
No they said MS buying Activision was unfair, which it would be as Activision is a major third party publisher.
>I should be able to purchase publishers but not you
Sounds autistically retarded.
Tell me what publisher Sony is buying for 69 billion. I'll wait.
Price has no meaning in M&A. You can't be this retarded. But then again you literally just claimed it does so I can't even be bothered to argue about it because you won't admit you don't know how any of this works.
That's irrelevant. A publisher is a publisher. If it's bigger it will be more expensive.
Why should be Sony the one sanctioning publisher purchases as they see fit?
Price has EVERTHING to do with it though retards because of the value and size of the asset. Sony isn't buying up major players, they bought small studios and startups. Bungie was their largest acquisition in decades and they only have one IP. Play this retarded game with someone who doesn't know better.
That's irrelevant. A publisher is a publisher. If it's bigger it will be more expensive.
If you can't afford to buy a big fish that's a skill issue.
Imagine being this retarded. ABK is worth 70 billion but isn't even the biggest publisher on console. EA is and has the biggest player base on both xbox and playstation according to 3rd party statistics and EAs own testimony. Yet they cost half the price of ABK. Not to mention 70 billion isn't even ABKs true price but an inflated price to get shareholders to agree. They were valued at 50bn when Microsoft announced the deal. So again price doesn't mean shit. Market influence makes the difference. When Microsoft bought zenimax that was the biggest acquisition gaming had ever seen by a country mile and everyone was losing their mind over 7bn yet that paid no bearing on the deal being passed.
This gay wants to pick and choose what matters now. ABK owns one of the most profitable mobile games available, one of the most profitable MMOS available, one of the most profitable gaming IPs available. That has a major impact in the industry especially when it's a purchase by a platform holder. As I said before, play this game with someone stupid enough to not know better.
Now you're just pretending to be retarded I'm convinced of it. Show me where Sony is a competitor to Microsoft in mobile or PC gaming/OS. This entire thread is about the console market and why people don't/want to buy xbox consoles. You literally said yourself Sony said it isn't fair and if you actually knew anything about the deal at all you'd know every single argument Sony made against the deal was in the console market, which is not without coincidence since they're both competitors in said console market. Even the UK who are attempting to block the deal said there are no console market concerns anyway. So go and pretend to be retarded somewhere else.
You do know that Sony owns and publishes several mobile games right? Ever heard of Fate Grand Order?
They also publish games on PC but they aren't platform competitors on there. You're literally disagreeing with Sony's own arguments by saying this stupid shit. Sony's concerns were in console gaming where both are platform holders. In PC and mobile they're both small time players and Google/Apple are the competitors or on PC Steam/Epic.
Microsoft's acquisition wasn't blocked on console concerns and once again, Sony wasn't buying major publishers with IPs relied on by other competitors. MS was. The size and scale of an acquisition is the most important factor to regulators retard, it's why MS's deal was blocked in the UK. Your delusion that it doesn't matter doesn't mesh with reality. Now why are you even crying about Sony over MS's ABK troubles? Sony's arguments were dismissed which means Sony is more than free to make acquisitions with no trouble. Sorry your corporate master got fucked. Not really
>The size and scale of an acquisition is the most important factor to regulators retard
No it isn't.
>it's why MS's deal was blocked in the UK.
No it wasn't.
It was because of Microsoft not because of ABK. They're attempting to block it because of Microsofts infrastructure not because ABK are anything special. With the arguments the UK gave they could he applied to a small acquisition. So your arguments are completely against reality once again. And I literally live in the UK and have been following it. You clearly haven't.
>No it isn't
Yes it is retard. Every acquisition is judged by the impact it would have on an industry by the value of its assets and its impact on competition. That's literally how regulators measure things.
>No it wasn't
That's why MS currently has to appeal the decision right? Deals that aren't blocked typically don't have appeals
You said they judge it on price.
Price has fuck all to do with it. They could buy ubisoft who is currently valued less than half of what Microsoft bought zenimax for and still run into the same issue because assassins creed is considered by regulators to be one of the major players in gaming and the cloud argument would apply to it. The regulators even specifically name dropped ubisoft as being one of these players. You're running out of made up arguments by the post.
I don't know how someone could insist on being retarded. The value of the asset determines the price retard. Your fanfiction of what MS could be buying ABK for is what doesn't matter because for one no ABK shareholder would are to short sell on that level and second that would actually launch even more suHispanicion because it would reek of a trade regulation.
The fact you've disagreed with Sony's arguments who you've supported this time and now you're disagreeing with the regulators who you've also supported is something else. I've never seen someone so retarded in ages. They regulators LITERALLY said assassins creed is as important as call of duty. I know for a fact you haven't read any of the papers from these regulators.
Retard what are you on about now? MS was blocked because they own a large chunk of cloud infrastructure and are buying up a major third party publisher. They even listed the fact that MS could use ABK's catalogue to give themselves an unfair advantage as a reason for the block. That advantage stems from the popularity of the franchises they're buying, that popularity has led to a price tag of 69 billion. The VALUE of the asset plays a pivotal role in determining whether an acquisition harms competition. I don't know why this is hard for you to understand or why you think your personal delusion is right but allow me to inform you that reality doesn't agree with you.
Ok genuis explain how it was said that assassins creed is as important as call of duty then when ubisoft as a whole is only valued at just over 3bn euros right now then. I'll wait.
Because Assassin's Creed is a major third party game, It's importance is not relative to it's value retard, that's you making that equation. I'm talking about the actual metrics, you're referring to a press release.
And yet your entire argument so far is price is literally everything. You don't even know your own arguments at this point. How sad.
And once again, I said I'm referring to actual metrics, you're referring to a press release. In case you missed it, ABK owns more than Call of Duty and the price of the acquisition is cited in the FTC argument
No I'm not. I'm referring to the official documents provided to the court as for why the deal should be blocked.
>these publishers produce
i think they want to buy bandai namco because it does three things
>massive addition to control over the anime market through merch and series rights
>does not allow microsoft to sue for monopoly shit because its a different market (anime)
>sony buying large devs
>run them into the ground like EA
at this point there aren't any good big devs left I have trust into so fuck it, lettem all die
Sony can't afford a behemoth like Kadokawa. Kadokawa controls the entire light novel industry in Japan
Even if they could they won't be able to buy them anyway since kadokawa is owned by multiple different shareholders including juggernauts like tencent who won't sell their stake for shit.
Isn't this going to lead sony into the Disney problem of too many acquisitions that aren't breaking even?
Yes. M$ would be suffering from the same issue, if they weren't a key contractor for the defense department. A lot of recent Bethesda titles have been flops, for example, and Halo is dead as a franchise.
Yeah sure but what's their hold on CLOUD GAMING?
Its okay when Snoy does it
I await the collapse of all major game IPs in the 2030s when Sony & MS own every notable IP, but no studios with the staff to properly do something with them.
Not only that but that MXT, Live Service money will be drying up soon with the exception of COD and a few other franchises.
They're gonna buy SEGA and have complete control over ATLUS
Large developers only?
I'LL EAT FOUR DOZEN EGGS EVERY MORNING!
>buys Square Enix or Capcom
It's over for Nintendo.
>Snoyfags are so insuffable that they'll trash perfectly fine Sony IPs just because they aren't western slop
Well except the games were not good. Japan Studio’s high point was the ps2 but those people left long ago. They spent the ps3, ps4, and ps5 mostly making pretty bad games and the only ones who made good games wound up becoming Team Asobi
>and the only ones who made good games wound up becoming Team Asobi
Team Asobi is not Japan Studio. Quit it.
Here's an idea:
Use the studios you already have to make some new damn games.
Crazy, I know.
>Here's an idea:
>Use the studios you already have to make some new damn games.
Crazy, I know.
Sony making in acquisitions is in response to MS though retard anon. Before MS decided to start buying control since they were shit at competing Sony was more than content with making their own games for the most part and only buying studios they worked closely with for years.
they wanna make games that never end and have a monthly fee and are full of fomo gimmicks.
It's kinda funny that the Snoys are hooting and hollering about how Sony wins again... It's almost like they haven't been crying about MS doing this over the past year. I'm genuinely beginning to think they are actually mindbroken.
>S-Sony is so much better now!
>They have...onions of war or bow arrow lady
Ghost of Tsushima is a major seller and it’s already been mentioned that on Wednesday they’re introducing multiple new IPs.
Sonychads, how we feelin'?
At this point I just don't give a fuck about playstation and if they buy square or whoever then I will simply won't care about them too.
Sounded like big news until I remembered their last acquisition was the old Halo dev, and they haven't made anything noteworthy in years. I bet it's going to be something just as retarded.
>most of staff fuck off anyway
Ironic you post that since that didn't happen with monolithsoft
>monolith want fuck off from bamco due fuckups with xenosaga.
>some of them knew Nintendo execs.
And them bamco sold since it was free money after all. I wonder if they regret since under Nintendo thumb they are far more productive.
I'm going to say no since bamco have kept proving they don't know how to fully utilize monolithsoft. The tool is only as effective as the person weilding it. Being under nintendo also let monolithsoft focus on one platform at a time (not counting handheld) and xenoblade actually fills in the gap of serious jrpg nintendo seriously needed while Namco already had several more successful jrpg series than xenosagas so they'd never have high priority.
First xenosaga was sucessful, but bamco cant tardwrangler for shit, plus they took control over it on xs2, that on top of usual MS lack of experience and stubbornness.
Nintendo told those retards focus on a single game and make a complete one. Only on xbx they decided to go back into perfect works wank, by that time nintendo saw the whole pontential and rest is history with Zelda.
This lol, it would basically be a bum deal and you would have to replace them with pajeets and women who can't code
everyone's investing in this and that and yet not making a fucking thing, FUCK your investments, just make games again.. 🙁
Maybe the PS6 will have more than 5 games, cool
Grumpy dad third person forrest walking sims with archery mechanics chads, we're gonna make it!