apparently there are rumors that Nintendo (the best gaming company EVER!) have sold the mario rights to microsoft (BOOOOOO) because the have got debts to pay off.
I highly doubt that would be the case. Whether it's a good or a bad thing but Nintendo is the leading company when it comes to games. Sony and Microsoft don't even come close to the success of Nintendo. Aside from that, they would sooner sell Pokémon. Which wouldn't be a bad thing if you ask me. As much as I love the Pokémon games(I do, and I'm not even going to try and find an excuse why an almost 27 year old likes a good game and good rpg) Nintendo could do much more with the franchise which they don't do. (after all these years why don't we still have an RPG like the Gameboy/DS games on the Wii(or the other consoles). Ask any Pokémon fan what they would like to see, many of them will say: A Pokémon MMO. Yet, Nintendo brings out almost the same Pokémon game year after year. (although, I am enjoying Soulsilver at the moment )