In the past two decades, the Sony PlayStation has become one of the most powerful and popular brands in games. For younger fans, it can be hard to imagine what it was like when Sony was the new kid on the block.
Sega never saw it coming out, even though they worked with Sony years prior
This kinda makes me want to read the Console Wars book again. Side note: I was blindsided by that ending! Well played.
Console wars book? I didn't know of such a thing I'm very intrigued
Great read in my opinion. You learn quite a bit behind-the-scenes stuff, including some of the stuff, and people, that were in this video. Look it up when you find the time, it's called: Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation.
I don’t think anyone seen it coming especially Nintendo. Even I never expected Sony to make such an impact on the industry.
I just remember being in college, seeing the PS1 launch, and taking my collection of comics to the campus comic shop, selling them all, and getting me that PS1. I was the envy of the floor. :-) Had most of the floor lined up every night as we all played Battle Arena Toshinden over and over.
My friend had one, and we use to play the mess out of Toshinden on the demo disc.
That's actually 3 numbers but who is counting.
I didnt get a PS1 for awhile after it came out. My parents made a deal with me, that if I could buy it they would buy me games for it. Well fast forward 2-3 months and plenty of mowed and raked lawns and papers delivered and I finally saved enough. My parents kept up with the deal and surprised me with a stack of games when I got home from school and by stack I mean over 20 games. My dad got me into gaming with the atari so he was just as excited because some of the games were upwrapped because he was playing them before I got home. Me and my dad had the best time ever. PlayStation has been delivering great gaming memories ever since. Rant over. Sorry guys.
Sega has no one to blame but themselves they were stupid. You'd think these companies would learn from history not to even try bs. If you do, you better humble yourself and comeback strong.
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