The first PlayStation was almost a Nintendo console
Hearing Nintendo Playstation has an almost alternate universe, but it’s something that happened in that very universe (and who knows, something that might have prevented it from going completely off the rails). Anyway, let’s go back to the year 1988, when Nintendo decided to give the development of video games on CD a chance. Yes, the same Nintendo that didn’t end up making games on disc until ten years later in 2001 – we assure our readers once again that they are still in the same universe.
In an effort to create a CD-based add-on for the SNES, they employed CD pioneer Sony. Sony still didn’t have big console ambitions at the time, but the deal they offered Nintendo was almost a one-way street for Sony in terms of revenue. Nintendo wouldn’t have wanted it and decided to express their displeasure via a top 10 moments worthy of anime betrayals.
In 1991, Nintendo took the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show to announce their CD-based add-on, but instead of announcing the partnership with Sony, they announced a partnership with Philips, Sony’s arch nemesis in CDs. . Yes, they did in a live conference against the Sony boss. It’s such a cold decision that it can only inspire the likes of Bill Gates, a man who did a very similar thing when announcing the original Xbox.