An unprecedented document leak is occurring in these hours in gaming wells around the world, bringing to light “spicy” information that may shake the medium forever. Specifically, in the context of the evidence for her trial Microsoft To acquire Activision/Blizzard, it was revealed after wrong moves by the US Federal Trade Commission that failed to ensure the privacy of information, among many other things, emails from Phil Spencer to Microsoft executives discussing an impending acquisition of Nintendo From Redmond Company.
More specifically, this correspondence relates to internal discussions within Microsoft, and was addressed to Chris Capossella (Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Consumer Business) and Takeshi Nomoto (Corporate Vice President). Thus, the resulting information confirms that Microsoft indeed had (at least at the time these emails were sent) intentions to purchase all Nintendo products and that such a move would be a turning point for both companies.
“Takeshi, I completely agree that Nintendo is the primary asset in gaming and is also our most likely path to consumer relevance. I have had many discussions with Nintendo executives about working more closely, and I feel that if there is an American company that has a chance with Nintendo, we In the best position. “The good thing (or good thing about Nintendo) is that it has a huge pool of money,” Spencer says among other things to the email recipients mentioned above.
An internal Microsoft email from Xbox head Phil Spencer discusses Nintendo as a potential takeover target and Warner Bros. Games pic.twitter.com/3o8ck8K58c
– Tom Warren (@tomwarren) September 19, 2023
In fact, from the words of the head of Xbox, it follows that an “aggressive” takeover scenario through shares is on the table, which simply means that if Microsoft does not want to take over, there is always a solution to the problem. Stock market.
The email closes with the following sentence that actually contains tips for Nintendo’s future: “A Nintendo acquisition would be a great moment and I honestly think it’s a good move for both companies. It’s taken a long time for Nintendo to see that its future lies outside of its own hardware. But a long time ago…”
Let us note at this point that these emails were sent in August 2020 and Microsoft’s intentions, plans and strategy may not be the same today.
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