Console: Sony Playstation
Idea Change: Release as a sole console
Complex Says: What if Nintendo joined forces with Sony? Super NES x Sony Playstation? It could have been real. Nintendo was in the market for a disc reading gaming console to work with the Super NES. Sony and their Playstation competed with Philips and their CDI. Nintendo decided to go with the Philips CDI, because the content for the gaming would match what Nintendo produces. Simply, Nintendo did not want adult themes around their major characters. Sony decided to take the Playstation and release it as a sole console to compete directly with Nintendo, while Nintendo chose to work with the Philips CDI. If Nintendo and Sony found a common ground and worked together, the gaming world would be entirely in Nintendo's control, arguably to this day. Instead, we had to hear about Link's craving for Octoroks.