“It is usually an extremely overvalued business with extreme growth prospects but very little in actual profit or profit potential,” Talley writes. “My counter is always the same: if Apple is going to make a fairly large acquisition, they better be buying Nintendo.”
“If Apple were to buy Nintendo, they would acquire valuable hardware, experience, and an audience. Nintendo has always been on the cutting edge of gaming. Their last round of innovation, the Wii, was the first to introduce motion control gaming,” Talley writes. “The final, and most valuable, asset Apple would obtain is Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong. These characters (along with the rest of the Nintendo cast) are icons. They are recognized around the world, and for many, just seeing these childhood games in the app store would require immediate download. These titles would help push iPod and iPad sales and secure these platforms as gaming mainstays. For these reasons, I strongly believe Nintendo would be the best large acquisition Apple could make.”
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