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Old 08-08-2004, 12:56 PM
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Default Microsoft Interested In Buying Nintendo?

Microsoft Interested In Buying Nintendo?
-08/08/04-


No, Microsoft won't be taking over Nintendo today or tomorrow, but Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, showed some interest of acquiring Nintendo. Showing interest doesn't mean he'll get it (in fact, Nintendo has said it's not in merger talks and that's it's not interested), but it's interesting to see what Bill Gates feels about this.

As reported by Steve Lohr of the New York Times:
The article on the German magazine's Web site carried the headline, "Bill Gates: Interest in Nintendo Takeover." The article said that when asked about the possibility of acquiring Nintendo, Gates said how much he liked the company and that Microsoft would bid, if it were for sale.

"If Hiroshi Yamauchi calls, he'll get me on the line right away," Gates was quoted as saying, in a reference to Nintendo's former president and largest shareholder.

Microsoft does not dispute the accuracy of the quotation. But a company official who was standing nearby said that all the context and nuance were lost in translation. The comment by Gates, he said, was meant as an "admiring joke."


Nintendo's Response
For its part, Nintendo was not amused. Known for its Mario, Donkey Kong and Pokemon games and its GameCube and Game Boy machines, Nintendo is not engaged in merger talks with Microsoft nor is it interested, a company spokesman said.

(Read the entire article here: Microsoft In Play For Nintendo?)

There you have it folks. Gates seems to be interested or may have just been an "admiring joke." Nintendo isn't in any talks with Microsoft and shows no interest in merger talks. For those dreaming for a Pokemon game on XBox, keep dreaming, because Nintendo shows no interest to merge with Microsoft, even if Mr. Gates is seriously interested.

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Old 08-08-2004, 01:03 PM
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Default Re: Microsoft Interested In Buying Nintendo?

there's too many insecurances to this story..
If it were so, It'd suck if microsoft would take over. if they atually started interfering with production and stuff that is, because if they'd just take the profits, nothing about nintendo would change.
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Old 08-10-2004, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: Microsoft Interested In Buying Nintendo?

I just thought about about future games if Microsoft bought Nintendo..... it's not a pretty sight...... Microsoft is like a computer company... what would a computer company do wif a game company? And for some reason I've heard of Bill Gates somewhere... but I have no clue why....
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I'd have mixed feelings if a takeover were to happen... I don't know... I'd be looking forward for a 3d Pokemon RPG on the computer ^^; but it just wouldn't feel the same... IDK.

Would he continue Nintendo's productions? Or wouold he interfer with their productions... art brought up a good point.
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Microsoft said it would buy nintendo if they were looking to sell. Nintendo is more about money, they care about the quality of their games and how people see their company, so I doubt they're going to sell. And if they do, it won't be any time soon, and if they do sell, who says they HAVE to sell to Microsoft? BUt I agree, if it did happen... ugh... not pretty.
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It would be nice to see Nintendo merge with Microsoft. Like Nintendo and Microsoft would be the head leaders in the one company. If they did merge, Nintendo still would have the GBA out and all of Nintendos classics would be on the X-Box.
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Bill Gates then would be in control of 2 out of the 3 most popular game systems. (Game Cube and XBOX) That means he could bring Pokemon to XBOX and make a killer amount of money. Yet I doubt that Nintendo will be sold to Microsoft. I just dont see Nintendo doing that.
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