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What Does Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal Mean For Nintendo? - NVC 595

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Kat Bailey is joined by Peer Schneider, Rebekah Valentine, and special guest Imran Khan to talk about how Xbox's huge Activision acquisition impacts Nintendo moving forward. Hear the panel discuss the potential fate of franchises like Overwatch and Crash Bandicoot on Switch, and the crazy scenario where Microsoft tried to go after Nintendo 20 years ago. Plus, some quick Nintendo sales news, Banjo-Kazooie coming to Nintendo Switch online, and a whole lot more.


  • 00:00:00 - Intro
  • 00:01:09 - Activision Blizzard impact on Nintendo
  • 00:24:29 - Nintendo sales numbers
  • 00:39:52 - Banjo-Kazooie on Switch
  • 00:51:00 - News undown
  • 00:56:04 - Kat Take
  • 01:06:15 - What we’ve been playing
  • 01:14:15 - Question Block
  • 01:19:23 - Outro


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Logan Plant is the Production Assistant for NVC. You can find him on Twitter at @LoganJPlant.

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