wins the battle!
Pretty sure I said they'd get a portion of the Japan gamepass revenue for use on Switch, but that can't come first. First has to be a good working relationship. In regions where Xbox is hopeful at best - let's just say Asia for the sake of argument - Xbox ports all of it's 1st/2nd party titles to the Switch - day and date with their Xbox release. Do that through the Switch 2 generation. Build that good relationship.Don't think Nintendo would agree to that unless they got a cut of the GamePass $$$ or at least a non-negotiable amount of yearly money from MS for doing that. It's not in their company interest to help Game Pass succeed unless they are benefitting from it a lot more than just some MS games on their platforms.
Gotta be a lot of money bags headed to Nintendo HQ.
Think there would also have to be a guarantee that MS never tries to make a move to buy out Nintendo for a long, long time, so Nintendo would never have to worry about that.
Honestly think MS would be better off just basically giving the XBox division to Nintendo, let them basically run it, but in exchange for that let them work towards making Game Pass a success. Because really, 3-4 years ago, MS reportedly was thinking of just bailing out of the console side anyway, so why not just let Nintendo handle all that, if there is profit there, Nintendo can keep it with MS getting a slice of the licensing fees.
There is no hostile takeover of Nintendo. That's not going to happen. What might happen is that if Nintendo and MS have a very good relationship, and in that case, when Nintendo is in a bad place, maybe they'd take investment from Microsoft. Maybe a partnership could turn into more.
Ask me about my MS/Nintendo slashfic.