CONSOLE WARS: SEGA, NINTENDO, AND THE BATTLE THAT DEFINED A GENERATION

Blake J. Harris, Bartosz Czartoryski (Polish Translator)



 

Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.


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.


The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the US against Japan.


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.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Hardcover

9780062276698

2014

576

English

Paperback

9780062276704

2015

576

English

eBook

N/A

2014

576

Polish

Hardcover

​9788365836380

2017

576

Polish

eBook

9788381290418

2017

576

AUDIOBOOK DETAILS

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LENGTH

VERSION

NARRATORS

YEAR

English

20.75 hours

Unabridged

Fred Berman

2014

OTHER NAMES

  • Wojny Konsolowe

 

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Genres: #GeneralHistory #Industry


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