For nearly two decades, there have been three major console hardware manufacturers: Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox.
However, there is a world where there may be only two major console makers if former Microsoft executives had their way.
Talking to Bloomberg As part of a larger oral history of the creation of the Xbox, Kevin Bachus, Microsoft's former director of third-party relations, revealed that prior to the launch of the Xbox in 2001, the company had tried without success to acquire Nintendo.
"Steve [Ballmer, Microsoft’s former CEO] he made us go meet with Nintendo to see if they would consider being acquired, "said Bachus. “They just laughed out loud. Like, imagine an hour when someone laughs at you. That's how that meeting was. "
Bachus also revealed that Microsoft had mee...