December 3, 2021

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Xbox publishes 1999 message about Nintendo acquisition attempt

At the beginning of this year, one of the most surprising and hidden news was revealed by the Microsoft team, the purchase attempt that Xbox made towards Nintendo, to be able to create a strategic alliance at that time. As a result of the above, A letter from 1999 was recently published talking about Xbox’s attempt to acquire Nintendo, All in a frame Virtual museum.

via Eurogamer, part of the letter, dated October 1999, has been published and copied. Unfortunately , You can only see part of it, the rest of it is censored by Microsoft. One of the industry’s biggest secrets was revealed, indicating goodwill on the part of both companies in striking a deal, but due to market issues, it never came to fruition.

Xbox publishes 1999 message about Nintendo acquisition attempt

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As we can see in the message image, most of it is censored, but it was possible to get to a part that says the following (translated): “Dear Jackali, I appreciate the time you took to try and arrange a meeting with Mr. Takeda and Mr. Yamauchi to discuss a potential strategic partnership between Nintendo and Microsoft on future video game platforms. I understand Mr. Takeda’s concerns about a potential link and will try (deleted part) the guidance he requested.”

More than clear intentions on the part of X-Box, where it later refers to “Dolphin,” the codename for the Nintendo GameCube. Together, the details of everything, in an interview with BloombergKevin Bachos, a former member of the Xbox team, noted that Nintendo laughed out loud at the idea of ​​acquiring it. However, the next time, Nintendo made a trip to Microsoft in January 2000, to discuss a potential joint venture, But again the project did not materialize.

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