A later pitch, the year after that letter, was for Xbox to simply focus on Nintendo’s hardware while Nintendo itself focused on games.
Back in 1999, before the original Xbox, Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo.
Microsoft detailed its bid to buy Nintendo in an oral history of the original Xbox’s creation published earlier this year.
Now, more than two decades later, Microsoft has published a letter sent between the companies at the time, revealing plans for what might have been.
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