Hardcore Christian Gamer writes: "Back in December of 1992 Nintendo Power released it's monthly magazine to it's readers and inside was a little surprise…The Super Nintendo was going to compete with the Sega Genesis that was ever so popular and gaining steam on it's competition with it's Sega CD. How was Nintendo going to do this? They had formed a partnership with Sony to create the Super Nintendo CD-Rom system that would boast " a custom 32-bit processor". The agreement with Sony didn't last long as relations disintegrated. Nintendo was convinced that the world was not satisfied with 16 bits and that it was necessary to upgrade to the next generation of console gaming so they eventually partnered with Phillips to bring this new system. Of course Nintendo didn't announce it's new partnership with Phillips until after Sony had announced their partnership with Nintendo, catching Sony off guard.