RUMOR: Microsoft to Purchase A Japanese Powerhouse November 11, 2006Posted by dpcough in Xbox/ Xbox 360 General.
Dead Rising is a runaway hit. Lost Planet looks to be a hit when it releases next year and the demos for it are garnering a lot of hype for them. So far Capcom has been a hit on the Xbox 360. Now apparently Microsoft is trying to acquire the developer. Capcom is the house that Megaman built and is one of the Japanese powerhouses giving the Xbox 360 a major boost in Japan.
According to Xboxic, in the December issue of EGM this is one of the Rumors:
“Microsoft might gobble up another developer – after the success of Dead Rising, its looking to open its checkbook to consume Capcom.”
This would be a major boost for the Xbox 360 and a fantastic path to take to eventually gain control of the Japan console market. I’m pulling for you Microsoft – go buy that developer.