If Apple bought Nintendo...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Not Steve Jobs, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Not Steve Jobs macrumors newbie

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    So I was looking at my friend's wii, and I thought it looked like the kind of thing that should have a glowing Apple sign on the side. So then I thought what it would be like if Apple bought nintendo. You could sync it with iTunes, and then Apple would put out a free sdk for developers. Just like the iPhone! What do you think?
     
  2. TSE macrumors 68030

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    There were rumors a couple years ago (around 2006ish) that Apple and Nintendo were talking and possibly working together on something, but those rumors haven't really resurfaced since then.

    I think if Apple ever seriously wanted to enter the video gaming console industry, the easiest way would be to co-create one with the help of either Sony or Nintendo (Microsoft would be way too ironic). Nintendo seems like the most likely candidate.
     
  3. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, Apple is slowly getting there on their own, without help from anyone.

    Because of the iphone they have a strong following of developers and an sdk that's already cross platform.

    If they get the right mix of features, the apple tv (or better yet an apple tv/mini hybrid as a new product) becomes a pretty popular tv-top platform.

    Put the two together, and you have all three pieces. A console, a hi-tech remote that 31 million people already own, an sdk, the apple logo, and they don't have to risk a huge flop like the pippin because each piece is standalone.

    Obviously all of that is just speculation, but I wouldn't be surprised if something along those lines happens...
     
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  5. diemos macrumors 6502

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    are you out of your mind? they couldn't afford? lol, of course they could. but why? they are doing just fine.
     
  6. iNikon macrumors member

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    He's right, Apple could not afford to buy Nintendo. The scenario would be much more realistic if Nintendo bought Apple.
     
  7. crusadernm macrumors newbie

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    Apple buy Nintendo???? It's more realistic for Nintendo to buy Apple.
     
  8. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    Well actually Nintendo's market cap for 2008 was US$52,732.9 million, while Apple's was US$ 27,424.7 million. So it would be a cold day in Redmond if Apple were to buy Nintendo.

    Apple and Nintendo working together as TSE said is much more likely.
     
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Apple's market cap is ~$103 billion. Nintendo's market cap is ~$40 billion.

    I think Apple could buy two Nintendos.
     
  10. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Market cap does not equal how much purchasing power a company has, it just means how much all outstanding shares are worth. Its more like Apple is worth a little over 2 Nintendos...


    Last time I checked, Apple had 19 billion in cash, so they could only buy about half of Nintendo's shares.
     
  11. crusadernm macrumors newbie

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    Some of you need to study finance. Market cap doesn't mean anything especially when it involves buying or aquiring other companies. For example, Apple has a higher market cap than Dell, doesn't mean they can purchase it.
     
  12. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    if Apple bought Nintendo. my life would be complete.

    i play freaking pokemon on Gameboy Color,
    mario kart, wwf no mercy, donkey kong and starfox 64 on N64,
    Spiderman, Super Smash Melee on Gamecube

    and going to buy a wii soon :)


    i can't think of a happier purchase for Apple however i doubt it would ever happen haha
     
  13. diemos macrumors 6502

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    technically they only need to buy 51% no?
     
  14. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502

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    I think Apple should buy iPhone

    I think nintendo has built an innovative handheld that does just as much as the iPhone does, and would like to see a partnership between Nintendo and Apple so that I can play animal crossing on my iPhone:D

    Flame away.
     
  15. dejo Moderator

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    I think you should revisit your thread title

    'Nuff said?
     
  16. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    you need to change the name of this topic. It doesn't make sense. Do you mean: Apple should buy Nintendo?
     
  17. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I think Apple should buy iPhone

    I agree. I bet they can give themselves a pretty good discount too... :p
     
  18. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    "I think Apple should buy iPhone" title is to get views, like me.

    NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! Apple can not screw up another company!

    In the similar fashion as Chris Crocker: Leave Nintendo Alone!
     
  19. Nickday89 macrumors regular

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    No thank you. Apple is the superior computer, just like Nintendo is the superior gaming system. Lets keep them like that and seperate. I always love going to my PC/Xbox/Playstation friends and bragging about how I kick it oldschool with Nintendo and Apple
     
  20. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It would be an interesting merger, but, I highly doubt it would ever happen.
     
  21. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure how "old school" either of those are unless you're rocking a N64 & a Newton.
     
  22. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you need some basic finance 101 training on what purchasing power and market cap is so you don't look foolish in public.
     
  23. AppleMactablet macrumors regular

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    What if Apple bought out Nintendo...?

    What if Apple bought out Nintendo...?

    :confused:
     
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