The only way I think it would work is if the company is allowed to run autonomously. That’s obviously not in Apple’s DNA — though Steve Jobs largely did allow Pixar to operate that way (as a stand-alone separate company, of course), and now Disney seems to as well.
The big issue that everyone brings up with regard to this is Nintendo’s unwillingness to sell, and certainly not to an American company. I just can’t see how this would ever work if Apple tried to buy the company and forced them under the control of Cupertino. The blood would probably be bad on both sides.
There’s something wrong with those colors.
Steve Jobs, upon seeing the bricks being used to create the Pixar headquarters.
He had wanted the brick pattern to be like the Hills Brothers Coffee building in San Francisco. And, as Craig Payne, the senior design project manager at Pixar notes:
Sure enough, they took the production brick and they built another panel next to the one that he approved, and one of the colors was off.
Attention to detail. Always.
I, of course, realize this. But I don’t view the situations as all that similar. Apple fell because it was mismanaged over several years. Nintendo has fallen because the world has simply changed around them very rapidly. (Remember how insanely popular the Wii was just a few years ago?) And it’s not going back.
They need to become the Pixar of the gaming world — another company which focused on hardware once upon a time.