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Officials from Nintendo have been attempting to deny that the company has any intention of acquiring Japanese publisher and toy manufacturer Bandai. The company purchased...

David Jenkins

October 17, 2003

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Officials from Nintendo have been attempting to deny that the company has any intention of acquiring Japanese publisher and toy manufacturer Bandai. The company purchased an additional 2.7% of Bandai’s shares at the end of September, when Bandai split its stock – making it now one of the top ten shareholders. Despite the denials the Japanese press is rife with rumors that an acquisition move is being planned - a move that would give Nintendo direct and exclusive access to properties such as Gundam, Power Rangers, Digimon and Hello Kitty.

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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