Microsoft courts Nintendo


— 11:38 AM on August 4, 2004

Like any boy from the late 1980s, Bill Gates wants Nintendo, but in true Microsoft fashion, that means all of it. Speaking to a German magazine, Gates says that Microsoft is still pursuing Nintendo, and that he'd be ready with an offer the moment Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo's largest shareholder, expressed interest in selling. Despite the suitor, Yamauchi has rejected Microsoft overtures before, and it is expected that he will keep his company in the family.

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