If you’re unfamiliar with the history of gaming, you may not know that the original idea for the PlayStation came from a failed venture between Nintendo and Sony. At the height of the Super Nintendo’s popularity, Nintendo approached Sony about producing an add-on that would use CDs as their storage, rather than the cartridges that had been present in all previous home console games.
While it never came to market because the venture between Sony and Nintendo collapsed before the product was released, Sony salvaged the product into their own game console and dubbed it the PlayStation. You can see one of the early peripherals designed for the SNES in this video and imagine would might have been, had Nintendo decided to continue their partnership with Sony and release the SNES PlayStation Superdisc.
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