Microsoft had considered buying Nintendo

The head of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer, suggested that the company had intentions of acquiring the Japanese business

The head of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer, considered the acquisition of Nintendo, as revealed by leaked emails within the framework of the investigation being carried out by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft.

In these emails, which he exchanged with two Microsoft Marketing executives in August 2020, Spencer agrees with one of his interlocutors that Nintendo is “the main asset” at stake for the technology firm.

“I have had numerous conversations with Nintendo’s LT about closer collaboration and feel that if any American company had a chance with Nintendo, we would probably be in the best position,” the manager writes.

Nintendo’s good economic situation did not facilitate Spencer’s plans, which he does not leave aside and which he sees as a long-term challenge, in which the acquisition of shares in the Japanese firm comes into play to “create opportunities” for a potential merger.

K. Tovar

Source: The Verge

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