Another leaked document from the FTC reveals an internal email from Phil Spencer sent to Takeshi Numoto and Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s marketing executives, discussing the value of Nintendo in the gaming world as a “PRIME Asset.” Phil had previously engaged in discussions with Nintendo’s management team about potential collaboration, but the wealthy counterpart showed little interest.
In addition to the collaboration talks, Phil mentioned that he and Microsoft’s board were of the same opinion that acquiring Nintendo’s business would be beneficial. However, they did not see it as a feasible possibility. Meanwhile, deals were being negotiated for the acquisition of Zenimax and Warner Bros. Games, with the former deal actually materializing, while the latter aligns with previous rumors.
TLDR: A leaked FTC document reveals an internal email discussing the value of Nintendo as a potential acquisition. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer engaged in collaboration talks with Nintendo but deemed acquisition unrealistic. Meanwhile, deals were being negotiated for Zenimax and Warner Bros. Games. The Zenimax deal came to fruition while the Warner Bros. Games deal aligns with previous rumors.