What if...

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Jhongerkong, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. Jhongerkong

    Jhongerkong GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 1, 2007
    Imagine all the things that couldve happened in gaming. Like...

    What if Nintendo actually made the snes cd addon with Sony?

    What if the DS and Wii were failures?

    What if Nintendo hadnt made the NES?

    Think about it for a second..
  2. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    What if you didn't make this topic...


    Those are tough questions, as, nobody really can answer them...
  3. HackNeyed

    HackNeyed Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    I get what you are saying, but to be fair "What if the DS and Wii were failures?" then they wouldn't be the systems we know today as that is more a factor of mass appeal and not design and partnership directions made by five guys in suits.

    "What if Nintendo actually made the snes cd addon with Sony?"

    Probably would have gone about as bust as the Sega CD, no PSX as we knew it. GameCube and DreamCast would have been all we've known. Maybe with less competition in a smaller market the life cycle of consoles would be more then 5-ish years?

    "What if Nintendo hadnt made the NES?"

    I doubt we would be chatting here. PC gaming might even have been set back years.

    What if Sega never teamed up with Microsoft?

    I know I wouldn't be playing Halo3 and someone else would probably be playing it on a Mac. Clicking and dragging troops here and there before all their land is captured...
  4. Beware

    Beware GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 5, 2007
    United States
    The SNES CD addon would probably have just fallen through and Sony would not have made the Playstation so early. I honestly doubt they would have not made a system eventually. They had the resources and knowledge, it likely would have happened whether or not the addon was released.

    If Nintendo hadn't made the NES then the video game crash would have subsided much later. Perhaps, never, but once again very unlikely. Another company would have tried it. They may not have been quite as successful, but they would have tried, then other companies would have tried until, eventually, a demographic is established and someone else does it right. That company would likely become much like Nintendo is now. Since they would have to innovate originally to gain interest they would likely stay geared towards innovation if it continued to sell. Some of the great innovations in gaming may have come later than they have, but they would still come eventually.

    The DS and Wii would not be failures. It's that simple. The design is impeccable, there is great software support and it is from a company that gamers already know and love. Maybe if the DS and Wii were not the DS and Wii, but then this question makes no sense, therefore is not worth talking about. QED

    If Sega never teamed up with MS then maybe the Dreamcast would have lasted longer. :-P Just kidding. It likely would not have lasted as long as it did since there may have been less software support and the resources Sega had for the DC would not have been as great, so it would have been a less impressive system. I don't think Sega teaming up with Microsoft would affect games like Halo 3, but it may have taken longer for them to come about or they would not be as popular.