What do you do when you hit a dead end? When years of hard work and effort bear no fruit and a promising deal goes south? Ken Kutaragi, the father of the PlayStation will tell you why not to give up and how self-belief is always the key to success.
Expecting a video game business to boom was a dicey idea, particularly in an era where there were no smartphones. The road was filled with rejections. In 1988 Sony and Nintendo struck a deal to create a CD-ROM system called the Super Disk for the Nintendo Super Famicom (Super Nintendo Entertainment System). This was a bold move, a definite risk making a game for a major player in the market. After Sony announced a console with their CD-ROM system into the market, Nintendo cancelled the deal due to an unresolved dispute with revenue sharing. Philips was roped in place of Sony.