MasonicGamer.com: During the 80′s and early 90′s it appeared that Nintendo could do no wrong, a company seemingly invincible with it’s incredible eye for game quality. If there were any chinks in the armour it would come from the company’s “kiddy” reputation, perhaps most famously when the SNES version of Mortal Kombat was censored yet the MegaDrive/Genesis version contained all the violence we’ve come to expect from the series.
The second “blow” to Nintendo’s reputation came in the form of the original PlayStation, up until Sony released their system, gaming was never considered “cool”. Sony made the smart decision to market the PlayStation to a more teen oriented audience meaning it sparked the interest of those who previously turned a blind eye to gaming. It’s around this time that Nintendo’s refusal to go with the flow became more apparent, instead they chose to carve out their own path in the industry as they’ve always had.