Microsoft Wants Nintendo

According to German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, it seems as if Microsoft is very interested in a buy-out of Nintendo Ltd.

A report states that Bill Gates himself told the weekly, on the sidelines of a conference with U.S. analysts, that he would make a purchase offer if Nintendo [most notably its majority shareholder, Hiroshi Yamauchi] were ready to sell. Such a merge would combine for the easily the biggest gaming juggernaut in recent memory.

However, his comments seem to be largely in the realms of wishful thinking, as Yamauchi retains a keen interest in the running of the company, which has been in his family for over a century, and is highly unlikely to consider a sale to the American software giant.