The biggest mistake in Nintendo history

Game news The biggest mistake in Nintendo history

JV Legends looks back on the unusual stories that have marked or even changed the world of video games. Last time around, we retraced the tumultuous way the Stardew Valley game was crafted. This week we’re going to go over the complex Nintendo 64 launch and Nintendo’s questionable decision-making around this time.

A salon war

In the early 90s, at the time when arcade games were the most democratized, Nintendo and Sega are at war to be the favorite console in our living room. The two Japanese firms openly shoot each other during cult advertising pages. During this battle, a good number of plans were decided, adopted, were complicated then were aborted or modified. One of the first difficulties being game support because yes, the appearance of CDs has changed the situation a lot, cartridge or CD the question arises. The other question that has arisen is none other than the quality of the times when we passed from 8 to 64 bits via 16 and 32 bits.

A battle rich in twists

Nintendo well installed with a Super NES very reliable but who is starting to have the bottle and Sega in front with his Saturn which is clearly not a favorite at the start but arrived 4 years later, the console is much more efficient. The war raging between the two, Nintendo wants to put an end to it and with all the new features present, one will work a lot Nintendo, the CD. However, this technology which was the CD at the time was very different from the traditional medium of the Japanese firm since it had always had cartridges. It will therefore have to ally with Sony and from this agreement which did not work, ally afterwards with Philips without success either. History reminds us that Sony will subsequently be the biggest competitor Nintendo and even take the lead in the market. The Nintendo 64 will still be released with cartridges and Sega will no longer produce consoles. How did it all unfold? This is what we tell you in the video of this special Christmas JV Legends for this Saturday above.

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