Sega VS Nintendo Round 2

July 1, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 069 - Sega VS Nintendo Round 2

We cover Nintendo and Sega entering the US Market with their 8-bit consoles.  With the early release, marketing, and connections Nintendo dominated the market.  Sega tried to break in with a technologically superior system, but due to lack of third party software, due to Nintendo's exclusivity contracts, they were unable to make a significant impact.  Briefly partnering with Tonka, of Tonka trucks, they tried to get a larger penetration onto store shelves.  However Tonka overextending themselves, and were unable to properly market the Sega Master System like both companies hopped.  Sega was gearing up though for the 16 bit era, and were first to the market with a new console starting the true fight between Sega and Nintendo.

 

Nintendo Game and Watch Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss3gZ6yV79c

Miyamoto on World 1-1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRGRJRUWafY

Super Mario Tutorial 1: https://kotaku.com/5531665/if-super-mario-bros-was-made-in-2010

Super Mario Brothers Tutorial 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFMbaNfqY6Y

NES Zelda 1 Nerd Rap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI3rO3PbYOo

 

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

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