Phil Harrison, the former head of Sony Worldwide Studios, has given his account of the falling out between Sony and Nintendo during the SNES-CD negotiations.
Before PlayStation went on to revolutionise the world of electronic entertainment forever, Sony had tied itself to a deal with Nintendo to jointly work on a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES. The deal fell through after a public falling out between the two companies.
"That was very embarrassing to Sony and it's not how you do business with companies of that size and stature. What it ended up doing was creating a bit of a monster in terms of the passion and drive within Sony, particularly Ken Kutaragi, to prove everyone wrong."