Once upon a time there was going to be a Nintendo PlayStation, which would have added a Sony Playstation CD drive as an add on to the Super Nintendo.
The relationship between Sony and Nintendo started when Sony engineer Ken Kutaragi became interested in working with video games after seeing his daughter play games on Nintendo’s Famicom
(NES) video game console. He took on a contract at Sony for developing
hardware that would drive the audio subsystem of Nintendo’s next
console, the Super Nintendo. Kutaragi secretly developed the chip, known as the Sony SPC 700.
As Sony was uninterested in the video game business at the time, most of his
superiors did not approve of the project, but Kutaragi found support in
Sony executive Norio Ohga
and the project was allowed to continue. The success of the project
spurred Nintendo to enter into a partnership with Sony to develop both a
CD-ROM add-on for the Super NES and a Sony-branded console that would
play both SNES cartridges, as well as titles released for the new Super
Imagine how gaming would have changed if the Nintendo PlayStation would have become reality.