MWEB GameZone writes: "It’s weird to think that a device that has brought so much pleasure and so much joy to so many people all over the world came to fruition out of spite."
Now that's what I call a history lesson
Yea, a lot of things about PlayStation I didn't know
Of all the stories over the years about gaming this is probably the greatest ever told. That the birth of one of the most successful brand in gaming was created with one intent: Vengeance! It's funny that in another life Sony & Nintendo could have been the greatest of partner, but instead Nintendo's own ignorance created their own greatest rival.
Pretty much. Nintendo goofed BIG time. I wonder what the Nintendo Playstation would've been like? Also, is that avatar from P4G?
I heard it was out of fear. Nintendo backed out of the deal because sony would have a chance to control their ip's. Nintendo did not want this, resulting in there last second switch. Though either way Sony saw this last second switch as rude and decided to make a console on there own.
Sony would have had more control than Nintendo wanted at that time, but Nintendo was pretty draconian during the 8bit and 16bit era. Their "Nintendo Seal of Approval" was glorified censorship. In a very Japanese Sony's eyes at the time, Nintendo's actions to back out of the deal the way they did was a high form of dishonor (remember Japanese companies here) and essentially became an act of war. This is why they were such aggressive competition with the first PlayStation. Sony heads at the time wanted nothing to do with home console gaming, because they saw the market as niche and not worth the investment, but Nintendo changed their minds and as consequence a niche market became a real money maker that rivals other entertainment markets in size.
Great article! Let's make that 500 million consoles by 2034!
Nothing I didn't know already, but good read nonetheless.
not a playstation fanboy by any means,but who didnt know about this? Even as a 11 yr old i knew how the playstation came to be. It was the playstation 1 that started this arrogant rain of "i told you so" the playstation 2 was downright amazing and the 3 and 4,not so much. Im having high hopes for the ps5,hoping it will pull out all stop and do something innovative and different,not just beef up the specs.
Huge mistake by Nintendo, their arrogance gave birth to one of the biggest and most successful brands ever. PlayStation has been on top since day 1.
how so. Nintendo would had lost it rights to it IP. Since Sony wanted control on the CD games.
believe me when I say, Nintendo would have gained a lot more profit by sticking with Sony than what they gained from Phillips with their CDi. They also lost potentially billions when N64 was pwned by PSX. Nintendo pulled a dick move anyway you look at it and karma is still making them pay for it even today, 20 years later lol
and Nintendo closed their partnership with Philips shortly after they failed.
For those who don't like to ready :P
Congrats Sony, it's still a cool story 20 years later on how the Playstation was born and has been the leader of gaming ever since and still making Nintendo it's b*tch. The Playstation brand is like the ninja of console gaming, know your role and get out of the way or get sliced and diced from the shadows.
Interesting note: Before PSX came to fruition, Nintendo had all the control over Publishers, they literally had to send the netcode and Nintendo would give it the "seal of approval" basically pay up publishers. When Sony came up, it allowed publishers to manage their won software and helped them save on their budgets. INTERESTING!! they changed the landscape, Nintendo must have really hated that
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