December 1, 2023

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has massive ambitions for the corporate’s gaming enterprise, saying he desires to purchase Nintendo.

The revelation got here due to leaked paperwork within the FTC’s case in opposition to Microsoft (by way of The Verge). In an electronic mail from August 2020, Spencer stated Nintendo could be a first-rate acquisition goal for Microsoft, one that might make the chief’s profession.

“Nintendo is THE prime asset for us in Gaming,” Spencer wrote, including that “getting Nintendo could be a profession second and I actually consider a very good transfer for each firms.”

Microsoft has been working to higher its place within the gaming market and has been taking a look at attainable acquisitions for a while, seeing them as top-of-the-line methods to higher compete.

“I’ve had quite a few conversations with the LT [leadership team] of Nintendo about tighter collaboration and really feel like if any US firm would have an opportunity with Nintendo we’re most likely in the most effective place,” Spencer wrote, including that Microsoft’s board “has seen the complete writeup on Nintendo (and Valve) and they’re absolutely supportive on both if alternative arises as am I.”

Microsoft in the end struck a deal to buy Activision Blizzard, but when Spencer has any say within the matter, the corporate could in the future make a play for Nintendo.