Amazon offers Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation on Kindle for $1.99 as a digital eBook. Also at Google Play. The paperback version of this book runs near $10 and this matches the lowest price we’ve tracked. I grew up on Sega more than Nintendo, but I’m sure everyone has their own story of how you got started with consoles. Rated 4.2/5 stars and is a #1 best-selling book on Amazon.
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Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, & the Battle that Defined a Generation:
In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo.
Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the underdog tale of how Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punchline into a market leader. It’s the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, birth a $60 billion dollar industry.