Did you know?
Did you know that the original plan for PlayStation was to be a Super Nintendo add-on? Back in 1988, the console was a joint project between Nintendo and Sony. The project aimed to develop a CD-ROM for the Super Famicon (also known as Super Nintendo Entertainment System). Although a day after the announcement of this feature, Nintendo denounced their partnership. According to some news, this issue was the result of profit-sharing and licensing disagreements of both parties. Nintendo chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi wanted complete control and ownership. The demand infuriated Sony’s President Norio Ohga. This resulted in the appointment of Sony executive Ken Kutaragi as the head for PlayStation developments. Under Sony Interactive Entertainment, Kutaragi developed the first PlayStation.
The first release rivaled Nintendo's console due to its competitive features and prices. Afterward, console game devs surfaced and produced plenty of games like racing games for the market. This was followed by the success of its succeeding versions and the release of their respective games. In 2013, Sony launched the PlayStation 4, shortened to PS4, along with other new features in it. They've sold at least 3.2 million PS4 consoles as of 2018 and expects that number to rise to up to 17 million by year-end. Sony's estimated revenue in the fiscal year of 2017 amounts for up to 68 billion USD. Even other chain stores have been selling PS4 games over the years, supporting the fact that the console's popularity remains even today.