Currently, video games, the platforms we play on and, most importantly, the ones we can have, open up a wide range of options for us. Adapting to our needs or just letting us take a look at classic games with backward compatibility, they give us all kinds of great options. But this It could have been very different if the deal had gone as planned.
In its time, we learned that Nintendo and PlayStation had been looking for a way to come together, to create a unique console of which we had a prototype known as Nintendo PlayStation. Despite this, the deal did not go as planned and it ended up leading to a clear rivalry
Despite the fact that the two had a rival in common, the plan didn’t turn out to be so flashy
An option B which, in the end, did not go as planned
After plans with Nintendo failed, PlayStation executives did not hesitate to move forward on their path to outperform the company, seeking to offer Tom Kalinske, then CEO of SEGA of America, a good deal. work together on a console. Although the deal initially seemed interesting and even the idea of working together was valued, with contributions from SEGA to put the proposal on the right track, everything went wrong at one point.
It was SEGA Japan who rejected the idea, deeming the proposal “rather stupid”. In fact, there are those who indicate that some of the points scored by SEGA were later used by PlayStation, such as this inspired Sony to focus on 3D and leave your 2D bet behind. Without a doubt, a change that many players have welcomed.
From this deal to have gone well, a lot could have changed, even for SEGA itself, which did not have the expected success in the console world. But what causes us now this idea is if this joke from SEGA itself to Sony announcing its console could be a response to this agreement which, unfortunately, came to nothing.