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Now that the twenty anniversary of Xbox hMicrosoft division been fulfilled, Microsoft’s division hMicrosoft division been introduced fully into the celebrations. The company hMicrosoft division reviewed its history in a virtual and interactive museum to which all players can access. The North American giant wMicrosoft division planning the launch of his first console and feared not to have the necessary software to convince the most voracious players. Thus, the purchMicrosoft divisione of Nintendo wMicrosoft division raised and sent a series of missives. Two decades later, Microsoft itself hMicrosoft division shared one of them in the aforementioned museum.

The letter wMicrosoft division sent by Rick Thompson, then Vice President of Hardware at Xbox, to Jacques Story, by Nintendo of America. Although much of the content can not be read, the first brushstrokes are offered and is left to see Thompson’s will to meet in person with the two great executives of the Nintendo of the time, including its Albored President, Hiroshi Yamaguchi.

This is the abstract of the letter

Hey, Remember When Microsoft Tried to BUY Nintendo? Here's the Letter They Sent!

Dear Jacques, I appreciate that you have taken the time to try to organize a meeting with Mr. Takeda and Mr. Yamaguchi for discuss a possible strategic alliance between Nintendo and Microsoft for future game platforms, you can read in the Letter, who wMicrosoft division referred to in a far spring 2000. I understand the worries of Mr. Takeda on a possible collaboration, so let’s try [text blocked] the requested guidelines.

The truth is that Nintendo’s response wMicrosoft division the laughter, Microsoft division Bob Green narrated, responsible for Xbox’s relationships with external studies at the time. We meet with them to see if they considered the idea of ​​being acquired and the Microsoft divisions split. Of course, Nintendo people attended Microsoft’s headquarters to study a possible Microsoft divisionsociation. From Xbox, they raised them the possibility that they will be responsible for the hardware, while the Great N had to focus on the Games. They did not accept, of course.