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Microsoft once tried to buy Nintendo, EA, others

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 20:00 GMT But the House of Mario laughed in Microsoft’s face.Microsoft at one time was looking to acquire gaming companies EA, Midway, Square Enix, and even Nintendo. This is according to a Blomberg feature on the origins of Xbox. It features insight from various people who had a hand in the original Xbox’s creation discussing the early days of the console. In it, we find out Microsoft first approached EA, which quickly said “no thanks.” The company then set its eye on Nintendo. According to Kevin Bachus, former director of third-party relations at…