Close

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: for freezer 2

  1. #1
    ABCMan
    Guest ABCMan's Avatar

    for freezer 2

    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?



    well......

























    .......















































    KONAMI & NAMCO


  2. #2
    DF Wh0re [FrEEzEr]'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    171
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default

    Ghehe well this did cheer me up

    Tnx 4 the info and for dedicating two threads to me

  3. #3
    DF PlaYa djm2k1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Guinness vat
    Posts
    597
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked:        48
    Karma Level
    271

    Default

    thought u might find this info interesting:

    "Word on the Street
    Following on from the revelations surrounding the financially crippled Capcom, this information has caused some more far-reaching rumors to bloom on the industry grapevine. While investigating the validity of negotiation by Microsoft and Nintendo regarding the acquisition of Capcom some information was leaked that was obviously meant to stay hidden.

    It has been revealed by prominent sources that Nintendo has started a concrete effort to consolidate their presence as a content publisher, supporting their console development. Companies such as Capcom and Square had been named as possible sources of acquisition in this process, but one new name has appeared, and the effort to acquire their operation seems to have progressed far beyond the tire-kicking stage!

    During a candid conversation Japanese sources revealed that Namco was well advanced in negotiation with a possible suitor. As previously revealed in the Stinger, Namco have had to seriously revise their financial figures, though basking in a 59% increase in software sales (with an estimated 400,000 Tekken 4 console units assisting this rise). The company has drastically been trying to bring other operations back into profitability. The online and facility operations have been heavily pruned in order to achieve some profitability. Namco's issues in amusement have not come as a surprise, with the private agreement on facility support with SEGA a manifestation of deep-seated issues.

    The company has been bullish about projects seeing a revised financial project for the year ending March 2003 and an estimated 10 million unit sales in software. However this rosy observation is not without much tightening of the belt and refocusing of investment bleeding the operations reserves and so making them vulnerable to acquisition. It is this situation that has made them of growing interest to Japan's most predatory corporation: Nintendo Entertainment.

    Having already established a close working relationship with Nintendo over recent years, Namco has become more attractive to Nintendo following heated boardroom reshuffling of top executives that saw the heavy hand of the previous leader (the company's founder) softened by his replacement. Similarly Nintendo has undergone a softening of its top structure, and with these new brooms a closer working relationship has blossomed into something more. As with SEGA, Namco is underway on a TriForce amusement title, and an extensive GameCube role out plans hopes to ensure the financial calculations for better sales.

    Namco had been cultivating a closer working relationship with SEGA, seen in the agreeing a joint corporation on the populating and servicing both their facility operations. Also a number of R&D projects were started that saw Namco designers working alongside SEGA AM executives (the results included Vampire Night). It is however true that this relationship has cooled as the amusement sector has continued to be a difficult entity to quantify. A number of observers also stated that there was some intransigence in key executives to work too closely with a company that was once their most dangerous competitor, a interesting R&D study to develop a Tekken Vs. Virtua Fighter game project put on hold for the time being.

    What Could this all Mean
    The possibility that Nintendo could consume Namco would bolster the Japanese console and content provider, and inject vital capital for Namco brands to achieve their maximum potential. The close alliance between Namco games and the Sony Playstation 2 would be cast into jeopardy if this acquisition actually materialized, though with the recent snatching of software studio Rare from Nintendo by Microsoft proves that Nintendo and Microsoft are locked together in a critical embrace which could see Namco fall into Microsoft's sights. Whether Namco (if acquired by Nintendo) would continue an arcade presence, or spin its amusement operation out separately is too much crystal ball gazing for one issue of the Stinger REPORT.

    Note - While SEGA works hard on a number of new driving titles, Namco not wanting to be left out, and still wheeling from the poor showing of their own Japanese style driver, has started development on a new driver of their own that would build on the Ridge Racer series. The company has been linked to arcade driver projects, but over the last few years Ridge Racer V and Wangan Midnight (as well as a sequel Wangan Midnight R) have been the only releases to less than glowing reception. For Namco to try for a fifth time to appraise the RR license for amusement application would be a strong release if developed correctly (support of the System 246 an obvious platform)."

    taken from here...
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

  4. #4
    ABCMan
    Guest ABCMan's Avatar

    Default

    cheers for that, as i said, capcom were not for sale but my big suprise was to find that konami was also in talks and looking like an almost certainty, it could also explain their decision to transfer mgs substance to cube and ps2 in favour of xbox.

  5. #5
    DF PlaYa SOMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    over there
    Posts
    846
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    262

    Default

    I would prefer to see Nintendo buying up anything then Microsoft, however I would be the happiest to see Mario & Co on Ps3
    sorry about that abcman

  6. #6
    DF PlaYa Yazmon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    The Smoke
    Posts
    646
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        0
    Karma Level
    0

    Default

    Hmm, so there is Capcom, Konami and Namco in the picture with Nintendo being rather loaded after the Rare sale... Surly they would only buy one... (To buy 3 would be anti-competative??)

  7. #7
    ABCMan
    Guest ABCMan's Avatar

    Default

    they are not buying capcom, no one is capcom wish to remain independent, namco however have been failing in the arcade for the lasst few years and already have a working relationship with nintendo, i would guess most of the rare money + more will go on the konami deal.

    @soman, one of these days it could well happen, who knows

Similar Threads

  1. [FREE] Big Chest Freezer and Fridge
    By liveseytowers in forum Buy, Sell and Trade
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 4th July 2009, 09:13 PM
  2. FS: Fridge Freezer
    By Scal in forum Buy, Sell and Trade
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 3rd November 2007, 01:37 PM
  3. Frosty Freezer???
    By ramsfan_no1 in forum The Dog and Duck
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 30th September 2005, 12:36 PM
  4. For [Freezer]
    By ABCMan in forum Nintendo Consoles
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29th October 2002, 04:12 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •