Apple buying Nintendo? Maybe!

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  1. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

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    http://crave.cnet.co.uk/digitalmusic/0,39029432,49276362,00.htm

     
  2. Chrono Grimlock

    Chrono Grimlock Perfect By Nature

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    Doesn't this pop up every few years?
     
  3. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Hmmm, in many ways, that article just seems like speculation and rumor mill. The only vaguely factual thing is that the writer heard something about Apple possibly maybe having sort of a video game division. While I admit, the Wii and the DS Lite both seem to ooze pure Apple style, that doesn't prove anything. And, furthermore, the writer needs to remember that Nintendo is not the number three console maker in the US, it is, while smaller than Microsoft and Sony as a whole, easily larger than either of their video game divisions. Furthermore, adding PC titles to the Mac, even if they are Nintendo PC titles, does not make it a console. Just as, in the case of the PS3, running movies, tunes, and photos does not make a console a home computer.

    All in all, I wouldn't hold my breath until Apple or Nintendo releases hard news.
     
  4. Shin-Gouki

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    God I hope not, leave Nintendo alone.
     
  5. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    God, I hope that never happens. The day I see Steve Jobs show off new Nintendo stuff is the day I quit buying Nintendo.

    Thankfully, I dont ever think this will happen. Nintendo is a Japanese company, and I dont think the Japanese would be too keen on the idea of a forign company buying out one of their own.
     
  6. Valkysas

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    totally fake. nintendo isnt for sale, and never will be.
     
  7. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Not even a sliver of a chance. Microsoft has already tried to buy Nintendo in recent years. If Microsoft can't buy them, no way in Hell could Apple.
     
  8. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    Uhhh... doesn't Microsoft own part of Apple?
     
  9. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    ... no.
     
  10. Seth Buzzard

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    If Apple did buy Nintendo would that mean Nintendo owners would have to start putting Nintendo logo stickers in there car windows?
     
  11. SpazmasterX

    SpazmasterX My turn to protect you.

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    iWii!:lolol 
     
  12. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    Hmm, heard this same rumor a couple of years back. Wasn't true then, hope it's still not true now. Let Nintendo be Nintendo.
     
  13. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Well, considering the iPod is a piece of crap, and I haven't always been fond of Nintendo, this would just be a match made in heaven for someone like me! :D 
     
  14. thefrozenred

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    And it DOES explain the appearance of the DS Lite.
     
  15. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Apple has been a heavy influence in the style of electronics. There are many companies that use the clean and simple design that apple made popular.

    That story is grasping at straws. I can only see it happening if the Wii does poorly and nintendo drops out of the console business. Then, and only then, will we see a potential merger in making Nintendo's handheld market even stronger by partnering with apple to make an ipod/gameboy type hybrid, or with palm to make a pda/ds hybrid.
     
  16. OmegaScourge

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    i heard otherwise, i heard (or made up) it was actually NINTENDO trying to buy APPLE....:D 
     
  17. Dalarsco

    Dalarsco Kickback=ROCK

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    While impossible, the idea of a DS/iPod hybrid does sound VERY cool.
     
  18. Chaos Incarnate

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    Yeah? I heard it was Kickback trying to buy both Apple AND Nintendo!
     
  19. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    No, I'm sure that Microsoft owns like 10% of Apple and helps them stay in business.

    What was that movie about it... it had the guy from ER and the guy from Weird Science and they played Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and at the end it said that Apple was partially owned now by Microsoft. Unless things have changed since that movie came out.
     
  20. Big Nine

    Big Nine <font color= pink><b>Pink Soul<br>'Weak Humanoid G Veteran

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    I think that Bill Gates has a stake in apple, and perhaps sits on the board at apple. I'm too lazy to google it though.
     

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