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Old 07-30-2020, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default From Bedrooms to Billions - The PlayStation Revolution Coming September

A PlayStation documentary featuring interviews with Hideo Kojima, Mark Cerny, Shinji Mikami and more has been announced and will debut on September 7.
From Bedrooms To Billions: The PlayStation Revolution covers the story of Sony's console career, from the PlayStation's launch in 1995 to the current generation. It will be available from the 7th of September to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original console later in the month.

The documentary will see a physical release on DVD and Bluray and will be available on demand from iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo, and more.


A trailer has been released alongside the announcement which offers a glimpse at some of the talking heads attached to the project, including Hideo Kojima, Phil Harrison, Shinji Mikami, Fumito Ueda and more.

The documentary was created by filmmakers Anthony and Nicola Caulfield, responsible for the 2014 documentary From Bedrooms to Billions, which told the story of the British video game industry from 1979 onwards.

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Old 07-30-2020, 01:49 PM   #2
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Kinda ironic they try to frame it with the title at least imo that it was something from an individual. Akin to Apple launching from the garage. However Sony was a well established Japanese brand by the time it decided to make the console.
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I remember reading in a video games history book, how Sony was originally developing the PS1 to be a CD type gaming machine and player for a Nintendo console, but then there was a moment where Sony realized it could break off on its own and release its own console instead.

More documentaries on the history of video games is a good thing to see, and more specifically on the PS consoles is welcome.
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I remember reading in a video games history book, how Sony was originally developing the PS1 to be a CD type gaming machine and player for a Nintendo console, but then there was a moment where Sony realized it could break off on its own and release its own console instead.

More documentaries on the history of video games is a good thing to see, and more specifically on the PS consoles is welcome.
What happened was that Sony was working on the CD based console and Nintendo broke off and as a result of the snub, Sony decided it had enough done to basically make their own version and take them on with a console. The rest being history i guess.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:19 PM   #5
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Yeah, that was a great departure for Sony, who is probably dominating the consoles industry far past Nintendo, who had a hold on things for awhile there with the NES, the Wii and the handheld ones.

"From Bedrooms to Billions" is a strange title for a video game history of Sony.
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I remember reading in a video games history book, how Sony was originally developing the PS1 to be a CD type gaming machine and player for a Nintendo console, but then there was a moment where Sony realized it could break off on its own and release its own console instead.

More documentaries on the history of video games is a good thing to see, and more specifically on the PS consoles is welcome.
You mean this the Nintendo Playstation



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Sony entered the gaming world when Ken Kutaragi signed a contract to creat the audio chip for the SNES.

There were actually two projects, the SNES CD-ROM add on and a seperate Sony console that played both Nintendo Carts as well as the CDs.

Nintendo cottoned on to the fact they had a very poor deal considering that Sony retained all licensing fees for the CD based system essentially meaning Nintendo would be paying for the hardware and not actually make any money from the software.

This was of course when Nintendo sent their man to Europe to underhandedly sign a deal with Phillips, a direct competitor of Sony.

The most amazing part of the story is that no one outside of Nintendo and Phillips knew about the deal.

Sony announced the Play Station at CES and the very next day Nintendo took the stage and announced the Phillips partnership which pretty much shocked the the "world" or at least everyone in the industry.

Sony and Nintendo actually continued to try and work together for a while before understandably told Nintendo where to stick it.

Nintendo ended up with the god awful Phillips CD-I and we ended up with of the best consoles of all time the PS.

I think all in all it worked out best for us.

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I don't think the actual CD add on has ever been found, only publicity stills.



This I think is a photoshop, the original is a satellaview(?) add on that let the SNES connect to a satellite network.

It's hard to find anything other than the early magazine drawings.


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Looking forward to this, weird title, though
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