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johns · 2020-02-13 · Original thread
Console Wars[0] was a good book about this. Mostly centers around Sega, but the development of the PlayStation is a major topic covered as well.


I highly recommend checking out the book "Console Wars" by Blake Harris. It provides an insider's perspective of the Sega v. Nintendo battle during the 80s and 90s. Among other interesting elements explored are the strange and sometimes downright competitive dynamics between the Japanese and American arms of these companies. After reading this, I came away thinking that a lot of the reason for Sega's demise (as a console-maker, anyways) were the stuck-in-their-ways Sega of Japan executives.

joefritz · 2018-05-15 · Original thread
Another book (also great audiobook) I'd suggest is Console Wars. I've listened to that audiobook just as much as Masters of Doom. It tells the story of Sega vs. Nintendo in the 80s/90s.

dpflan · 2016-09-26 · Original thread
Sega's strategy for battling Nintendo. Let's add some more details about the console wars too:

1. The Untold Story of How Sega Nearly Won the Console Wars -

2. Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation -

flippyhead · 2015-11-25 · Original thread
I found to be a pretty interesting read about this entire history.

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