Phil Spencer Says Buying Nintendo “Would Be A Career Moment”

Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft, intends to buy Nintendo, after an email sent to those within the company were revealed online. The correspondence, shared with Microsoft marketing executives Takeshi Numoto and Chris Capossela, was titled “random thought” on August 6, 2020, and outlined the prospect of acquiring Nintendo.

In one email, Numoto reached out to Spencer and Capossela and questioned why Microsoft were not acquiring companies like Nintendo in a bid to further their “consumer exposure and relevance.”

In the leaked email (caught in a screenshot and shared by The Verge), Spencer returned Numoto’s email. He described Nintendo as “THE prime asset for us in Gaming” and any potential acquisition of the Japanese company “would be a career moment” for Microsoft. 

You can read the email in the screenshot below.

Phil Spencer Email.
Phil Spencer Email. (Pic: FTC v. Microsoft).

“I honestly believe a good move for both companies,” Spencer added. “I’ve had numerous conversations with the LT [leadership team, presumably] of Nintendo about tighter collaboration and feel like if any US company would have a chance with Nintendo we are probably in the best position.”

Spencer recently outlined whether Call of Duty and other titles under the Activision Blizzard banner would arrive on the Xbox Game Pass on day one, as previously reported by GameLuster.

The email was one of numerous documents to be leaked publicly, including redesigns for the Xbox Series hardware. Stay tuned with GameLuster for any and all new developments. 

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