For gamers who grew up in the 1990s, the past few months may have resurrected the specter of the Console Wars. Microsoft’s $68.7 billion (USD) future acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc. felt like a warning shot across the bow of its high-performance competitors. Sony’s announcement of its $3.6 billion deal for Bungie Inc. surely felt like a response aimed at Microsoft, staking its claim upon the very studio that developed Xbox’s legendary franchise Halo. In reality, these deals had been in the works for months and had little to do with one another. Still, many have called for Nintendo to get involved with some mega-acquisitions of their own, arguing that it might be necessary to keep pace with competitors and to protect long-established relationships with developers. Those in Nintendo’s leadership remain skeptical of such moves, however.