The 90’s Console Wars Coming to Screens Near You

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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The console wars between Sega and Nintendo may be coming to a big screen near you. Seth Rogen, star of films like Pineapple Express and This is the End, is working with his friend, writer and producer Evan Goldberg, in adapting an upcoming book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation into a movie.

Written by Blake J. Harris, Console Wars chronicles the early days of Sega’s entrance into the home console market. It focuses on Sega’s uphill battle against Nintendo who dominated the video game market in the late 80’s and 90’s. The book will be released on May 13th.

Rogen and Goldberg are working with Sony Pictures in adapting the book along with prolific producer Scott Rudin. The two will both direct the movie and write the screenplay for it. Harris is on board as well as an Executive Producer.

In case a fictionalized version of the console wars of the 90’s isn’t to your liking, there’s also a documentary on the same subject matter in the works as well. Harris will be co-directing that documentary with Rogen, Goldberg, and Rudin taking on producer roles.

Nintendo, Sega, and Sony. The next thing you know, they’ll announce a video game adaptation of the movie published by Microsoft while Atari creates a toy line for it.


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  • Justin Bailey

    Well, Sony did create the Nintendo S-SMP, the audio cpu for the SNES. And of course the scrapped and then retooled SNES CD addon which is now known as the playstation.

    • multibottler0cket

      You know this because your name makes video game consoles armourless 😉

  • multibottler0cket


    • Vinicius

      Except when it comes to Castlevania and Contra, The mega drive won with those(and this is coming from a fan of the SNES)

    • multibottler0cket

      I think the Genesis version of Fatal Fury was also better in some ways.

    • RagunaXL

      except when it comes to total sales. sega lost a step when SOA and SOJ stopped communication and produced several genesis add-ons, the Neptune, and Saturn all at once. but from 1989 to 1997 SNES won absolutely nothing.

    • multibottler0cket

      Ok two things. First, the SNES didn’t exist in 1989, so of course it ‘won’ nothing in that year, but more importantly I’m mostly just showing my enthusiasm for my favourite game system ever in the traditional spirit of 90s console war mentality 😛

      Anyway, if a game console ‘winning’ a generation is based on a combination of total sales, library diversity, total games sold, and quality of games, along with hardware capabilities and durability, I so think that the SNES won given these parameters.

    • Vinicius

      You talk like those add ons were good.