Microsoft shopped Nintendo 20 years ago “however they simply chuckled their asses off”

What if Microsoft purchased Nintendo in the run up to the initial Xbox? The last 20 years of computer game would look quite different, I picture. Well, it turns out Microsoft really attempted to make it happen.In a narrative history on the development of the initial Xbox published by Bloomberg (paywall), those involved with the console reveal they tried to use Microsoft’s millions to protect Xbox exclusives, and actually satisfied Nintendo to see if they would consider being acquired.But, according to Kevin Bachus, former director of third-party relations, that meeting didn’t go so well.Read more
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