Gather round the digital fire, everyone. It is time for a fascinating and educational PlayStation history lesson. Don't worry, this won't take long.
The folks over at DYKGaming are at it again — only this time, they're here to tell us all about the major beats of the PS1's lifespan. In this video, you'll learn stuff like:
- How the PlayStation was the result of a deal gone bad between Sony and Nintendo
- How CDs fared against cartridges
- How Ken Kutaragi took an interest in game development — and how it almost cost him his job
- Why Nintendo developed a CD add-on for the Super Nintendo
- Why Nintendo didn't partner with Sony for hardware development
- How Sony almost didn't even go into game/hardware development
- Why the Phillips CD-I was even a thing
- What features made the PS1 successful at the time
- What some of the weird prototype controllers for the PS1 looked like
- What some of the logos Sony considered for the PS1 looked like
- Why Squaresoft decided to break their exclusivity deal with Nintendo and started making games for Sony
- What the special programming-centric version of the PS1 was
And more! A pretty good watch if you want to learn something new, or perhaps if you want a refresher on some old-school console history.
Boy. Can you imagine how different everything would be had the Sony-Nintendo deal not gone sour? Funny how things turn out!