PlayStation’s forgotten roots — as a Nintendo accessory

Recenty G4 TV personalities took a stroll down memory-card lane and looked at the origins and impact of Sony’s PlayStation — the original, one and only, PS One, that is.

At over five minutes it’s not for casual viewing, but it’s well worth the time, and then some. I either never knew, or had just forgotten, that the PlayStation was developed as a CD-ROM peripheral for Nintendo’s Super NES — but Nintendo’s controlling nature scuttled the deal, and competition was born. (Some things never change.)

Like G4’s Kevin Pereira, I bought a PlayStation just for Final Fantasy VII — another golden opportunity that slipped through Nintendo’s fingers.

Check it out and look back at the origins of portable gaming memory, Resident Evil, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and so much more!

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