Back in the 1980s and into the 90s, Nintendo beat everyone in the gaming market. The NES is still the most sold video game console to date. I recently came about a competing console from that era: the Sega Master System. It has better graphics and sounds (more colors and more sound chip complexity), and according to google it wasn't much different in price to the NES. Why did the NES win? I think the NES sounds really bad, and all these new retro style games coming out today using that sound style suck, in my opinion.
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You think the NES sounds bad
I beg to differ...
I think the Master System has definitely aged better, though. I don't really know why the NES won out. I don't think people really care as much about the hardware as they do, you know, that it's cool to have one? There was an *aggressive* marketing war between Nintendo and Sega around then. Sega ended up winning the market by a landslide in the next generation, I think, as well, and their tooth-and-claw marketing kind of permanently forced Nintendo into the position of the 'family gaming' company.
I don't know why exactly but, yeah.0
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