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Why have Konami stopped making games

  • 09-11-2020 8:44pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭ Minime2.5


    And why don't they sell the rights to some of classics they hold rights to like castlevania and contra


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 48,882 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Because they are evil and like money more than making us happy.

    Basically they saw the massive amounts of money they were putting into projects like MGSV and the shareholders saw it as a massive risk. So they decided to reinvest in low investment high profit ventures such as their health and sports clubs. And then we lost on of the giants of the industry with one of the greatest libraries of any company.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,761 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston


    Pachinko and gyms.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,294 ✭✭✭ MrMusician18


    Konami still make games. It's their most profitable activity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭ harmless


    They still make games for IOS and Android so they need the rights for these spin off titles.
    Their revenue has increased since they stopped making expensive high profile games.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,899 ✭✭✭ nix


    You would think they would sell some of their IP's to make even more less risk money then no? Sony and MS would easily duke it out for some of their big name games like Metal gear, Silent hill, Castlevania etc, no?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭ Minime2.5


    nix wrote: »
    You would think they would sell some of their IP's to make even more less risk money then no? Sony and MS would easily duke it out for some of their big name games like Metal gear, Silent hill, Castlevania etc, no?


    I heard sony were trying to buy the castlevania brand among others


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 17,923 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Nody


    nix wrote: »
    You would think they would sell some of their IP's to make even more less risk money then no? Sony and MS would easily duke it out for some of their big name games like Metal gear, Silent hill, Castlevania etc, no?
    They get risk free money from licensing out the games right now to Pachinko machines and low effort mobile games that will pull in insane amounts; why jinx that and sell your golden goose when people are clearly stupid enough to happily throw money at them?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Pain


    They're effing awful. Remember when they charged for a save slot in MGS S? Should have stopped there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,582 ✭✭✭✭ T. Hanks^


    They lost Kojima


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,426 ✭✭✭ brianregan09


    They still do PES but I reckon they will sell some soon


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  • Registered Users Posts: 359 ✭✭ SharpCoder


    Minime2.5 wrote: »
    And why don't they sell the rights to some of classics they hold rights to like castlevania and contra

    Video games are only a partial part of their income, they do real estate, playing cards, slot machines, gyms, sports gear, etc

    Amusement systems and Gaming systems been their highest growth. [?]

    Also not many studios will work with konami anymore because of their evil tactics with forbidding employees to list what games they worked on in their CV/Resumes and taking lawsuits against other publishers, developers who now employ ex konami staff and refusing the likes of kojima productions health care etc.

    just to name a few.


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