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ATLUS: Who Is the Best Bidder Gamers Should Root For?

There has been a lot of speculation about who should purchase Atlus, and the two most relevant names on everyone's minds are Sony and Nintendo, but there's a third name that could prove to be a much better fit for the company, and more advantageous both for Atlus itself and for gamers on all platforms.

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SynGamer2010d ago

As a PlayStation fan since the PS1 days, I would really like to see Sony buy them. Ideally, I would prefer to see ZeniMax Media or some other 3rd-party developer buy them so EVERYONE can continue to enjoy their titles. But if I had to pick, I would say Sony. I have no interest in the Wii U (not many people do), and I don't want Microsoft to buy them because of the BS they tried pulling with the Xbox One initially.

So yeah, either Sony or ZeniMax Media.

Abriael2010d ago (Edited 2010d ago )

The big problem with Sony or Zenimax acquiring Atlus is that they both have very solid publishing structures already. It would kill Atlus USA, with the result that we'd get less smaller Japanese games around here.

SynGamer2009d ago

Considering Sony's major push to help indie's and smaller developers this new upcoming generation, I think Atlus would thrive under Sony. The primary reason is of course the fact that Persona is a PlayStation game. I'm not saying that to be a fanboy, I have no qualms with the series appearing on other consoles, but it needs to remain on PS consoles at the very least.

Secondly, with Sony's backing, I could see Atlus really churn out some amazing new RPGs. I would love to see them do a sequel to The Legend of Dragoon, or a brand new IP.

getsu2009d ago

I hope you knew that Sony tried to pull the same thing but they backed out when saw MS fail hard. It was a smart move by Sony nevertheless.

deep_fried_bum_cake2009d ago

No they didn't. They never had those types of policies. Don't believe every rumour you read. Jack Tretton has maintained for years that he thinks those policies are anti-consumer and Sony have said on a few occassions that they never had them.

koga882009d ago

I would rather have them bought by a third party company than anyone else. Kadokawa or GungHo have the cash and already own a number of studios and if buying Atlus will also net them Atlus USA, it'll be good for consumers as well since we might see more Japanese games in the West with more backing.

NovusTerminus2009d ago (Edited 2009d ago )

Sony if a first party gets them, however I would prefer a Japanese third party company gets them. That said I would like Gungho, maybe Namco but only if they actually localize the games, Kadokawa could also do well.

Edit: Maybe Konami or Platinum, since Plat is still growing this could add enough diversity to span the market.