Remember the REAL story behind the PS that I told you guys a while ago? If not, here's the FULL story (I forgot to add something interesting in the end)
1991. Sega and Nintendo are fighting a fierce competition for the domination of the games market, then sudddenly, this new techonology called "the CD" beings to emerge. Sega thinks "HOLY &%#$!! That is EXACTLY what we need to prove that we are more powerful than Nintendon't!!!"
And thus, the Sega CD was born.
Meanhile. Nintendo thinks: "Well, this new Sega CD thing looks pretty powerful. But we don't need cheap gimmicks to get our fans! We'll stay the course!...NOT!"
Then Nintendo called in one of the biggest technology companies there was back then: SONY!
"Alrighty then, we want YOU to develop a add-on for the Super NES." Said Mr. Nintendo
And they worked... until Sony said....
"No-way" Screamed Sony, like the manipulative b**** that it is " We want a separate console"
"Okay then, but we'll make it SNES compatile... and we shall call it... THE NINTENDO PLAYSTATION!"
"Say what?!" Sony said "No, no, no, we'll call it the SONY PLAYSTATION!"
Of course, the "PlayStation" was already far into development, but Sony got angry and told Nintendo to "$$%@ Off!" And took all of the PS's that were made, and called it their own invention. (and removed the SNES compatibility)
Nintendo was devastated with its loss, but it quickly recovered and went to the SECOND largest technology company out there: Phillips!
And they began working on the SNES add-on.
Meanwhile, the Sega CD began to fail, but Sega would not admit defeat!! "Oh yeah?" said Sega "That add-on didn't work, BUT THIS ONE WILL OMG!"
Then out popped the fugly bastard child: The 32X!
And IT FAILED! AND IT WAS STRIKEN DOWN, TO THE GROUND!
Nintendo, of course, learned a lesson from Sega and told Phillips:
"Well, we don't want any add-ons for the SNES, so the deal is off. But if you want to, you can take the technology we developed and 2 of our franchises of your choice and make a console out of it"
Then... a new console was born:
THE PHILLIPS CD-i! ...And it failed. But it left some horribly hilarious cutscenes, just look up CD-i Mario/Zelda on Youtube. It's so bad, it's funny.
And that was the entire Playstation story in a nutshell. Of course, I haven't told you of the following years, where Sony copied EVERYTHING off Nintendo.
Nintendo & Microsoft FTW.