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Laguna
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(09-06-2011, 03:22 PM)

Originally Posted by andriasang

Nikkei coined the latest "Shock" in a story on Sony's falling stock prices today. Sony's stock has been continuing to fall for the past three days, and today it reached its lowest level of the year. Nikkei's headline for this story read "Dragon Quest Shock Causes Decline."

The head of Rakuten Investment Management told the paper that investors may be concerned that the appearance of DQX on Wii and Wii U could lead to Sony's games business losing customers. This concern, combined with problems in the company's television business, and an overall market slowdown due to an appreciating yen and political problems in Europe, have pushed the stock down.

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AbsoluteZero
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(09-06-2011, 03:23 PM)
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01net, take notice, people are about to be ejected!
GregLombardi
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(09-06-2011, 03:25 PM)
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If so, investors are like 5 years behind the times.

Methinks the answer is no.
darkwing
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(09-06-2011, 03:25 PM)
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I see Toyota's stocks are also falling, must be the DQ shock too
Bluemercury
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(09-06-2011, 03:25 PM)
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You can put this on the square enix thread lol i've read this one at edge onlline..
markot
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(09-06-2011, 03:25 PM)
Wait... Sonys stock falls due to potential lost customers cause of dqx online....

Squares stock falls because of dqx online......
Mafro
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(09-06-2011, 03:25 PM)
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They were shocked by three-year-old news?
mik83kuu
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(09-06-2011, 03:25 PM)
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And here I thought DQ was small fry.
Sammy Samusu
(09-06-2011, 03:25 PM)
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Looking forward to Sony's stock next week.
Busty
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(09-06-2011, 03:25 PM)
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Sony's market cap is now something like $20-22 billion.

That is, in itself, more shocking than the linked story.
Mockingbird
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(09-06-2011, 03:25 PM)
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Wtf? They knew it was coming two years ago.
BlazingDarkness
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(09-06-2011, 03:26 PM)
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This is really related to DQ? It's not exactly a shock that DQX isn't on a Sony platform, so I'm not sure why there is 'shock' in that regard, the shock pertains to it being Online I imagine, which would effect SE's shares, not Sony's.
StuBurns
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(09-06-2011, 03:26 PM)
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Nintendo stock dropped because they got DQX, Sony stock dropped because they 'lost' DQX (wat), so MS won by never having it?
offshore
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(09-06-2011, 03:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Busty

Sony's market cap is now something like $20-22 billion.

That is, in itself, more shocking than the linked story.

Indeed.

Apple could buy Sony nearly four times over. That's crazy.
Cornbread78
(09-06-2011, 03:28 PM)
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Like in the other thread a DQ/Sony link doesn't make sense here at all. IT was announced a long time ago to be aWii only game...
M.D
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(09-06-2011, 03:29 PM)
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How does this report makes any sense? Dragon Quest wasn't on a Sony system for how long now? Since the PS2?

Why would it shock them that DDX is not on PS3/Vita? Was it rumored/expected?
Mockingbird
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(09-06-2011, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by StuBurns

Nintendo stock dropped because they got DQX, Sony stock dropped because they 'lost' DQX (wat), so MS won by never having it?

No. They auto-loss years ago. also, Nintendo's stock didn't drop due to having DQX. It dropped due to the Europeans. If anything it alleviated the impact. For Square it was a double whammy of Europeans and DQX.
dragonfart28
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(09-06-2011, 03:30 PM)

Originally Posted by Cornbread78

Like in the other thread a DQ/Sony link doesn't make sense here at all. IT was announced a long time ago to be aWii only game...

If anything, Sony stock should be going up now that the mmmmmo will undoubtedly fail.
Takao
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(09-06-2011, 03:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

Looking forward to Sony's stock next week.

It'll shoot right up when no Monster Hunter is announced for 3DS.
darkwing
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(09-06-2011, 03:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by M.D

How does this report makes any sense? Dragon Quest wasn't on a Sony system for how long now? Since the PS2?

Why would it shock them that DDX is not on PS3/Vita? Was it rumored/expected?

must be rumors from 01net
electroplankton
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(09-06-2011, 03:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by StuBurns

Nintendo stock dropped because they got DQX, Sony stock dropped because they 'lost' DQX (wat), so MS won by never having it?

Didn't Nintendo stock increase after the announcement?
Furret
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(09-06-2011, 03:32 PM)

Originally Posted by M.D

How does this report makes any sense? Dragon Quest wasn't on a Sony system for how long now? Since the PS2?

Why would it shock them that DDX is not on PS3/Vita? Was it rumored/expected?

It wasn't rumoured or expected.

Investors are idiots, I'd say especially when it comes to the games industry but I don't think we need to be that specific.
French
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(09-06-2011, 03:33 PM)
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DQ X is DOA, but something which could hurt them is Tri G on 3DS.
Indyana
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(09-06-2011, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by markot

Wait... Sonys stock falls due to potential lost customers cause of dqx online....

Squares stock falls because of dqx online......

Sony stock falls due to potential lost customers and S-E stock falls because of the risk they are taking with DQX.
Kafel
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(09-06-2011, 03:35 PM)
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So people will migrate from FFXI to FFXIV DQX ?
Grimmy
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(09-06-2011, 03:35 PM)
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The SE stock drop thread was dumb enough, but this takes the cake.
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(09-06-2011, 03:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by offshore

Indeed.

Apple could buy Sony nearly four times over. That's crazy.

Things don't work that way. Sony is seriously undervalued right now. If Apple wants to buy Sony they have to bid more than $50 billion.
Man
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(09-06-2011, 03:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kafel

So people will migrate from FFXI to FFXIV DQX ?

FFXI is seemingly coming to PSVita so they could be doing a platform migration.
staticneuron
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(09-06-2011, 03:37 PM)
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This has nothing to do with games or specific companies, major markets as a whole are on decline.
Sammy Samusu
(09-06-2011, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

It'll shoot right up when no Monster Hunter is announced for 3DS.

The Lord is testing me.
FINALFANTASYDOG
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(09-06-2011, 03:38 PM)
SUPER DUPER TIP Time: Headline writers are not reporters - Finished!
Furoba
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(09-06-2011, 03:38 PM)
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Sony stock will pick up with TGS and PSP Vita launch, but they really should launch more radically different / unique products like Aibo, without feeling gimmicky at the same time. Increasing cooperation in between units should help.
KingDizzi
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(09-06-2011, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

Looking forward to Sony's stock next week.

I will buy Sony for a snickers bar.
Corto
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(09-06-2011, 03:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Indyana

Sony stock falls due to potential lost customers and S-E stock falls because of the risk they are taking with DQX.

Yay. Everybody looses! Wait.. what?!
Somnid
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(09-06-2011, 03:39 PM)
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I think Sony's loss stems from the fact that DQX is on WiiU which makes it one of the biggest confirmed next-gen releases and that impacts PS4 and its potential to have a DQ game. Nintendo is settling the fanbase pretty early. From SE's perspective DQX is a huge risk and may fail to catch on so they lose too. Nintendo gains because it's not much risk on their end, just western publishing but it's a big exclusive for both the declining Wii and the upcoming WiiU.
Effect
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(09-06-2011, 03:41 PM)
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I think it was the Wii U announcement that was the factor. That means a potential lock for the Dragon Quest franchise to Nintendo systems for the foreseeable future. The most popular gaming franchise in Japan. There is no doubt it won't have a positive outcome for the Wii U sales when it's released. If people were looking into the situation like that then I could understand the change in stock. They'd expect Sony to suffer in some way as a result.

I can understand the NIntendo stock increase do this and possible the Sony one. What I don't understand is the drop in SE's stock when the announcement was made. That is the one that confuses me unless they were influenced by Final Fantasy XIV. SE's last MMO outing.
stilgar
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(09-06-2011, 03:41 PM)
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Companies working in the same field have their stock prices falling together, news at 11. Nothing to see with a so-called shock from a news older than my first acne spot.
Bel Marduk
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(09-06-2011, 03:42 PM)
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wat. So weird. There sure aren't many winners here.
Chris1964
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(09-06-2011, 03:42 PM)

Originally Posted by offshore

Indeed.

Apple could buy Sony nearly four times over. That's crazy.

Ahaha. It doesn't work that way.
GraveRobberX
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(09-06-2011, 03:42 PM)
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Also aren't like all the top JP companies (gaming wise) sitting on like a fuck-ton of money?

I know I read that somewhere, like the Capcoms, Konamis, SE's etc. could buy devs here in the west, like 2B+ stocked up, I think Sony has some too (money saved up)

I think this is just the real world economy taking a toll on everything, domino effect, no one is safe
Funny how DQX made Sega, Koei, and the rest go -% too, good job guys
Sadist
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(09-06-2011, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by French

DQ X is DOA, but something which could hurt them is Tri G on 3DS.

GAF'ers said the same thing about IX.

We all know what happened there.
stilgar
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(09-06-2011, 03:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sadist

GAF'ers said the same thing about IX.

We all know what happened there.


It's French. Like Drinky Crow, except not funny.
farnham
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(09-06-2011, 03:45 PM)
dq hasnt been on ps platforms for ages
Duffyside
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(09-06-2011, 03:46 PM)
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Another stock story where people have no idea what they're talking about. Netflix down because people won't be able to rent DQX confirmed.

I mean really, could you be any less excited to just slap a story up and actually think about it for a second? Everything's down today, and it has nothing to do with Dragon Quest.

Edit: As stunning as that is to believe, I know.
mugurumakensei
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(09-06-2011, 03:48 PM)
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DQ causes global recession is next.
gogogow
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(09-06-2011, 03:48 PM)
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Seriously. It has been known for ages that DQX would be on the Wii. This is just analysts being analysts.
BattleMonkey
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(09-06-2011, 03:50 PM)
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Stocks go up and down, news at 11
stilgar
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(09-06-2011, 03:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by mugurumakensei

DQ causes global recession is next.


I know you're joking, but I remember an article, maybe 10 years ago, stating that the release of a Dragon Quest has a significant effect on Japanese growth given its sales. It could be absolute bullshit, though.
darkwing
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(09-06-2011, 03:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by mugurumakensei

DQ causes global recession is next.

Honda's stocks is down 5% because of DQ, this is just my analysis
StuBurns
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(09-06-2011, 03:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by electroplankton

Didn't Nintendo stock increase after the announcement?

I thought there was a thread yesterday saying it was down 10%, I certainly could be mistaken though yeah.

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