I know there’s a lot of talk about which studios need to be gobbled up, but if Amazon or Google want to actually compete there’s really only one solution.
It’s an incredible thought but one based in the reality of today’s landscape. If that does happen (maybe just the Playstation division not all of the company, but probably not) then they’d be the favorite right away to win the coming cloud war.
If I’m a Playstation fan I’m getting used to the idea. Its probably the best thing to happen to Playstation at this point. It’s becoming more and more obvious that they’re going to be left behind.
Can someone show me where it’s impossible for a non Japanese company to buy a Japanese company? I don’t believe it’s true but instead a false internet narrative. I even have found instances of this happening after researching it for 2 minutes.
I’ll read about this specific restriction later today when I’m off work. From what I’m seeing on here the restriction doesnt completely prevent the purchase if approved by the government. Considering the spirit of the law is to prevent China from spying I think it may still be a possibility for Amazon to buy Sony.
Sony has too much baggage that’s not worth it just for Playstation., Like how would Amazon or Google incorporated a company that also focuses on insurance, real estate, image sensors etc
However I do believe that Google and Amazon will gobble up bigger publishers. Amazon buying EA and Google buying Activision would massively change the gaming landscape and if they made games exclusive to their platform…Holy shit Playstation would be fucked
Nintendo could survive because they’re in their own lane and Microsoft has everything they need to be self sufficient but Sony would get hammered by losing EA and Activision third party games that they wouldn’t get a cut of.
Don’t think that would happen but what a kick to the balls that would be.
Large third party publishers have a duty to their shareholders first and foremost. If selling increases profit for them. Then it’s a solid move to cash out and get that money. Don’t think Activision is in games just for the love of games.
Sony as a whole, no. Playstation…one day…maybe, but the chances are too slim. Yes, there have been talks of some aggressive Sony investors trying to convince Sony to spin-off its gaming division and they have already sold a division before (Vaio/PCs), but for that to happen, the competition must mess the Playstation division so much that this is the only option left for Sony.