Your local game store and finding out the next Mario game coming to the next Xbox or gears of war six will include Samus from the Metroid series. Well, it almost happened because Microsoft almost bought Nintendo. Let that sink in.
In the article by Engadget. Talks about the history of the Xbox and Microsoft’s first adventures into gaming and one of the standout moments of their past was when they approach Nintendo about an acquisition. The acquisition would have been Microsoft making the hardware while Nintendo would make the game sounds interesting, right?
The problem with that idea is that Microsoft never made a console. Nintendo is one of if not the biggest video game companies ever made, so telling them that their hardware sucks and you would like to buy them was a bad call and caused everybody in the room to bust out laughing for an hour… I repeat… AN HOUR OF NINTENDO LAUGHING AT YOU… If that’s not embarrassing, I don’t know what is.
I’m glad this didn’t ruin their relationship because they now are two of the biggest video game companies in the world and sometimes work together on a project.
I guess the story’s moral is don’t go into a business meeting thinking you know everything and disrespecting the company you’re trying to be in business with.