chakkra said:

I'm surprised nobody has thought of the possibility that they might have been trying to convince Nintendo to bring some of their games to X1 and Nintendo refused. This one way street "partnership" didn't make sense to me since the very begining.

Its not one way. MS is attempting to absorb another consumer base. They attempted the same thing with SEGA during the original XBOX launch; trying to set XBOX up as a sucessor to Dreamcast.