Never Again!

A video looking back at Nintendo’s greatest licensing mistakes.

By Aaron Roberts. Posted 01/11/2011 15:00 3 Comments     ShareThis

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3 Responses to “Never Again!”

  • 276 points
    Nicolas Vestre says...

    I’m unable to grasp at an understanding as to why Nintendo went against Sony and chose the Philips CD-i. Was it all on a whim? Were Nintendo’s executives inebriated at the time? The expensive piece of junk didn’t even do Mode 7 (right?)!

    I wonder what would have happened if Nintendo kept and revamped their contract with Sony so they had more control over the games on the SNES add-on. Would the face of gaming be changed forever (or at least for a year or two)? ;)

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  • 393 points
    James Stank says...

    Nicolas, Nintendo had a reason for doing what they did, and it was a good one. In the original agreement, Sony would have had full rights to any Nintendo games on CDs. Nintendo couldn’t allow that to happen, and they didn’t.

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  • 276 points
    Nicolas Vestre says...

    I understand that Sony would have had total control, but wouldn’t it be possible to renegotiate the contract which stated that Sony had all the rights to the add-on’s games? Would there have been any leeway?

    Even so, why rush into another agreement at the last minute? Couldn’t Nintendo have waited it out until they could get a better deal involving a better machine than the expensive, future-uncertain Philips CD-i?

    I’m just going by what I read in Game Over. I was only suggesting that things could have followed a different road. :)

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