Midway is Sold for Pennies on the Dollar

Financially-troubled game publisher Midway has been sold for a mere pittance of its former value.

Reuters reports that media tycoon Sumner Redstone (left) unloaded his controlling interest in the Mortal Kombat publisher for $0.0012 a share, or about $100,000.

Hell, at that price any gamer with a full-time job could have gotten a loan and owned their own game company.

The buyer is investor Mark Thomas. In addition acquiring Midway’s assets, however, Thomas also bought himself $70 million worth of Midway debts.

In doing the deal Redstone, 85, takes a huge loss on his initial investment in Midway but realizes an $800 million tax saving for his media conglomerate, National Amusements.

As for Mark Thomas, in a year or two we might be toasting him as the man who saved Midway. Or, he could be the answer to the trivia question, "Who was Midway’s final owner?"

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  1. chris251984 says:

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  2. Avea says:

    I would buy Midway, bring back Ready2Rumble, and use my new innovative ideas for a fighting game to be used with the MC license. I have some great ideas that I would love to try.


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  3. desperad0 says:

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  5. Frommonday says:

    This might be good news. The IP the company owns is very robust, and carefully planned Virtual Console/Playstation Network/Live Arcade releases would tackle a chunk of debt right there. What the company needed to dp before getting to the point where it was offloaded so cheaply was a revival of the classic series.

    The Cruisin’ series begged for a VC release, at least… If not a new entry.

  6. CyberSkull says:

    Midway sold that cheap? Wow. I have a friend who is an Mortal Kombat fan who could have probably qualified for that loan.

  7. KayleL says:

    I would buy Midway, bring back Ready2Rumble, and use my new innovative ideas for a fighting game to be used with the MC license. I have some great ideas that I would love to try.

  8. VideolandHero says:

    That sucks… I like Midway…


    If they want to cash in on a sequel, I’d like to see another Hydro Thunder.

    — Official Protector of Videoland!

  9. Austin_Lewis says:

    Shit, I would’ve bought midway at that price.


  10. SeanB says:

    no bank in thier right mind would have loaned you the money without wanting to see some financial statements.

    and once they’d seen them…. You’d never get the loan.

  11. SeanB says:

    that’s like saying teh BeeGee’s used to put out good music…. while it’s true, it’s been a while….

  12. Zerodash says:

    How to save Midway:

    1) Put new/better talent on the MK team: MK vs DCU looked & played like an XBox1/PS2 game.  Hell, try and get better talent alltogether.  TNA Impact! should have been so much better…

    2) Tap into your classic properties Capcom-style.  A new hi-res remake of Smash TV would do well on XBLA and PSN.

    3) Stop taking risks with new IP for now.  Blacksite: Area 51 should not have been released given its quality.

  13. Spartan says:

    DAMN! I wish I had known. I would done the same thing in a heartbeat. The IP Midway controls could easily generate big money. Some guys have all the luck…


    "The most difficult pain a man can suffer is to have knowledge of much and power over little" – Herodotus

  14. SeanB says:

    he spent a hundred grand, to buy 70 million in debt…..

    He’d better have a few…. i mean 70 million, aces up his sleeve.

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