In the new Xbox browser-based museum that celebrates the console’s 20th year anniversary, Microsoft showed a snippet of the letter it sent to Nintendo as part of its past campaign to acquire the Japanese company.
Sent in 1999 from Nick Thompson, Microsoft’s former VP of hardware, to Jacqualee Story, Nintendo of America’s former Executive VP of business, the letter is mostly obscured. However, there are snippets of legible text.
The letter begins with, “Dear Jacqualee, I appreciate you taking the time to try to arrange a meeting with Mr. Takeda and Mr. Yamauchi to discuss a possible strategic partnership between Nintendo and Microsoft on future video game platforms. I understand Mr. Takeda’s concerns about the possible partnership and will try to [illegible] the guidelines he has requested.”
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