But for some boardroom back-stabbery, many of us would own Nintendo PlayStations today, with nary a Wii or a Sony nameplate in sight.Back in 1989, the SEGA Genesis was staring down the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) for ultimate console bragging rights. SEGA was looking to pull ahead with the development of a peripheral CD-ROM drive that would offer far more advanced gameplay and multimedia capabilities than the cartridge-based Genesis or SNES could offer. Not to be outdone, Nintendo turned to the company that co-invented the CD -- Sony -- to develop its own CD-ROM extension.
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