Console wars are par for the course when it comes to gaming as fanboys and fangirls take to the internet to defend their console of choice, or attack the rival. In the 21st century that war has been dominated by Microsoft and Sony with Nintendo supplying a third side to the tale. But it wasn’t always like that. I remember a time called the 1990s when the Fresh Prince sat on his throne, Power Rangers fought Rita Repulsa, and Sega were in the console race.
We all know how the story ends with Sega bowing out of the hardware area to concentrate on software, but that isn’t stopping Sony Pictures from funding a film going by the name Console Wars to look at the business battle between Sega and Nintendo. The only details that are currently confirmed is that it will be based on a book by Blake J. Harris called ‘Console Wars: SEGA, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation.’ Harris will be an executive producer while Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be directing. Scott Rudin, of The Social Network, will be on hand to help develop the film too.
Don’t expect to see Mario and Sonic throwing punches at each other though, as this film will concentrate on the business side of things.