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Polygon Believes Disney Can Save Nintendo

Polygon writer Steve Bowler has written an interesting article that suggests that an acquisition of Nintendo by Disney could help turn the company’s fortunes around. It should be taken into account that this is an opinion piece by Polygon, but it does raise some interesting questions. Although it’s unlikely to ever happen it makes for a good read. Be sure to check out the article, here.

“Nintendo would be Disney’s second priciest intellectual property grab to date. A fairly straightforward way to ballpark a company’s worth is to multiply their net revenue by three to four times. This puts Nintendo somewhere in the neighborhood of a $11 to $22 billion buyout based on the numbers of fiscal 2014″

“This is the lowest it would cost to buy Nintendo in seven years, since the company is in a slump and bleeding cash. If Disney were to buy the company, this is the time. Things are looking up for Nintendo in some ways, but coming off a long stretch of losses and struggling hardware sales there’s only so much big games can do to help the company. Nintendo is at a historic weak point, making the company very attractive for acquisition at a good price.”

“It would still cost a ton of money. To put the $19 billion-ish price into an easy to digest number, buying Nintendo would cost Disney more money than they paid for Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel, combined. It’s a huge purchase, unless you’re Disney.”

“Disney’s current Net Worth is hovering around the $142 billion mark, and the profit they made from the last two fiscal years would allow them to buy Nintendo with cash, if it came to that. And it wouldn’t.”

“The last time Disney made an acquisition this size was when they paid $19 billion for ABC in 1996. With inflation, that purchase would have cost about $29 billion today. Disney is no stranger to huge, ambitious acquisitions.”

“Disney — using the same game plan they used for Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars — could recoup that cost within five years. The secret is that Disney wouldn’t be investing in the video game business, they would be furthering their already near monopoly on characters.”

Thanks, Michelle

Here’s Some More Splatoon Information

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We seems to be getting drippings of Splatoon information thanks to the recently opened Japanese Twitter account. Thankfully those fine folk over at NeoGAF have been translating the tweets to give us more details about the highly anticipated Wii U game. Here’s the latest information in English.

“Investigation report from the Squid Research Lab. This mysterious person (sorry, squid) guides the protagonist in Hero Mode. It seems that in the peaceful squid world he is the only man (sorry, squid) that has noticed the plans of the Octopus Corps. Anyway, he’s totally seeing our cameraman here.”

“We have confirmed the existence of various contraptions in Hero Mode. This cannon can shoot powerful ink bullets. Could it be something that the Octopus Corps set up, or was it someone else entirely? Be that as it may, it looks like a rather technologically advanced device.”

“Report from the Squid Research Lab. This guys name is “Denchinamazu” [Lit: Battery Catfish]. This world appears to run on the energy produced by this catfish. The protagonist enters the Octopus Army Corps base alone in order to return the stolen Denchinamazu.”

Thanks, Michelle

There’s A Giant Mario In The Amiibo Display At The Nintendo World Store

StreetPassNYC has captured footage of a massive Mario Amiibo which is currently on display at the Nintendo World Store in New York. The giant figure is bound to capture customers attention as it rotates round and round and underneath it is the range of Amiibo’s that consumers can purchase now and in the future. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area.

Thanks, Michelle

 

Here’s The First 27 Minutes Of Pokemon Omega Ruby

Yup, we’ve finally got footage of the first twenty-seven minutes of Pokemon Omega Ruby on the Nintendo 3DS. Obviously those that don’t want to spoil the experience may want to look away now, but if you’re on the fence about purchasing it then be sure to take a look. Pokemon Omega Ruby currently has a Metascore of 83 on Metacritic and is due to be released in the United States on Friday.

Mewtwo Will Also Be Available As Paid Downloadable Content In Smash Bros in Europe

It looks as though you’ll still be able to get Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros even if you don’t own both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the game in Europe. Nintendo says that Mewtwo will available for purchase on the eShop as add-on content at a later date. Currently you need to purchase both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros to claim Mewtwo and the free bonus Smash Bros soundtrack which contains 72 tunes.

“The free download codes for Mewtwo will be distributed in spring 2015. The character will be made available to purchase as add-on content in the future.”

Thanks, nintendoimpactgaming