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Recently, it was revealed that Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, has expressed his deep desire to acquire none other than Nintendo. In an email sent to two top Microsoft marketing executives back in August 2020, Spencer referred to Nintendo as “THE prime asset for us in Gaming.” He even went on to say that acquiring Nintendo would be a “career moment” and a mutually beneficial move for both companies.
The leaked emails were part of the FTC v. Microsoft lawsuit, giving us a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the gaming industry. One of the executives, Takeshi Numoto, raised a “random thought” about why Microsoft wasn’t pursuing acquisition targets like Nintendo more aggressively to enhance their consumer exposure and relevance. Spencer responded by stating that he had been in talks with Nintendo’s leadership team and believed that Microsoft was in the best position among US companies to have a shot at collaboration.
Spencer further revealed that Microsoft’s board of directors had thoroughly examined opportunities with Nintendo and Valve and were fully supportive if the chance arose. He also mentioned that the company was actively engaged in M&A discussions with ZeniMax Media (which eventually resulted in a deal) and Warner Brothers Interactive (which unfortunately did not go through).
These leaked documents have also shed light on Microsoft’s consideration of acquiring other studios such as Bungie (now owned by Sony), Sega, and Square Enix. It’s clear that Microsoft is on the lookout for strategic partnerships and acquisitions to strengthen its position in the gaming industry.
But wait, there’s more! Alongside these exciting revelations, the leaked documents also unveiled a new design for the Xbox Series X and provided a sneak peek at some unannounced games from Bethesda. It’s like Christmas came early for gaming enthusiasts!
Well, my friends, that’s all the juicy news I have for you today. Stay tuned for more updates and remember to keep smiling and laughing, just like your tech-loving funny guy, Nuked!
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