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I can't believe there are actually people that think it would be a good idea if MS buys up Nintendo. That's the world nowadays, short term gains and me me me. MS tried to buy Nintendo before, it will never happen.

Most famously, Microsoft made a serious pitch to Nintendo to try to buy the company. That was first revealed in 2021 in a Bloomberg article that we reported on at the time. In short, Bloomberg got Kevin Bachus, Microsoft's former director of Xbox third-party relations, to admit that Ballmer made them go to Nintendo to see if they would like to be bought. Bachus said that instead, "They just laughed their asses off." Ouch.