more news to cheer you up
Having spoken to capcom over the last few months (along with micro$oft) nintendo are currently at an advanced stage of discussion with 2 further major japanese software houses with the intention of trying to complete the purchase before the end of the current financial year.
This has been brought about owing to microsofts current policy of attempting to purchase major software houses to prop up their ailing xbox console.
Cash rich nintendo are looking to add several major develpers to their first party capability to ensure the continuing and future success of their gaming products.
The current intention is to purchase these two software houses, but to continue to allow crossplatform development of high profile AAA games for other successful consoles (read ps2), but effectively to block production of all minor titles and limit them to nintndo platforms only.
Oh did i forget to mention the names of the 2 software houses that will soon be part of nintendo?
KONAMI & NAMCO