As we know, the Nintendo 64 still kept the cartridge port, leaving it in a category all by itself with Sony’s PS1 and SEGA’s Saturn system both sporting disc drives. However, this wasn’t originally the case. Nintendo had previously partnered up with Sony to develop a brand new system that also featured a disc drive; the aforementioned “Nintendo-Sony PlayStation”. Unfortunately, the two had a big fallout and the system was left to die. Sony later took the idea and recreated it into what we now know as the PS1. Therefore, it is very much true that Nintendo was the actual creator of their biggest adversary in the console market.
Now I’ve known about this little debacle for a bit of time, but I never really thought about it deeply until that picture surfaced a few weeks ago. It made me wonder: “You know, what if that actually came to light? What if Sony and Nintendo were still close partners even today?”