But Atlus wouldn't be out of place if Nintendo bought them from Index. Remember that Nintendo has also been doing stuff like Fire Emblem for a long time (1990 if I recall correctly). Sure, they're nowhere as "dark" and/or "serious" as some of the later stuff by Atlus (they used to do some lighter fare), but still not too far off.
Doubt it'd matter either way. Remember Microsoft buying Bungee (used to do games for Apple) and Rare (used to do games for Nintendo)?
I think the biggest reason I don't see Nintendo buying Atlus isn't because of Atlus being too "dark and edgy" for them (No More Heroes and Killer 7 anyone?) but because for the longest time Atlus has been a mostly Sony exclusive company and built up its fan base on their systems. Meaning the majority of the fans are fans of Sony. Would people still play Persona 5 on Wii U? Yeah, but will the core fanbase shell out $300 to get a Wii U for one game? I'm not so sure. Maybe they'll shock us all and make games exclusively for the OUYA
Edited by ShabbyRedTabby - 7/24/13 at 10:03pm