In 1991, Nintendo shocked Creator/{{Sony}} executives by announcing that they were cancelling their deal to make the Nintendo PlayStation, instead collaborating with Philips. In real life, Norio Ohga sought revenge, and created the PlayStation brand to compete in the competitive games industry. The product was arguably the best known brand in video game history.

In this timeline, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ohga Shrugs]].

This alternate history deviates from the usual political and military focus of the genre, instead focusing on, of all things, video game history. The history is presented through an encyclopedia format.

Read it [[ here]].

!!Tropes included in this series :
* AlternateHistory
* AlternateHistoryWank: Arguably one for Sega, although the company admittedly never dominates.
** Also arguably for the Game Boy, since there is never a valid competitor for it like the PSP was in real life.
* AlternateTechline: Seventh generation consoles Revolution and Pluto are more powerful than our timeline's Wii, but weaker than the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Sega to Nintendo, even if it is only by a small amount in the Dreamcast-era.
* TheAnimeOfTheGame: StarFox of all things gets one.
* ArcadePerfectPort: What this timeline's more powerful version of the Dreamcast becomes known for.
* BalkanizeMe: Inverted, as companies such as Square and Enix never become united.
* CocaPepsiInc: ANS is a recently formed combination of Atlus, Namco, and Sammy. It makes sense in context.
* UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars: It's been Nintendo vs. Sega for over two decades, with neither side ever gaining a decisive victory.
* CrapsackWorld: A bit of an overstatement, considering the light-hearted subject matter, but video games as an industry and an art form have progressed far less than in our timeline.
** CrapsackOnlyByComparison
* [[CurbStompBattle Curb-Stomp Battle]]: Basically, every time the Game Boy series has a competitor, this happens to it.
* DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: Some games like ''Mother 3'' are on different platforms and released at different times than in our timeline.
* DuelingGames
* E3: Held every year since 1995, though some years are more exciting than others.
* ForWantOfANail: One man's ability to let a grudge go changed an industry.
* InSpiteOfANail: Nintendo still manages to decline and rise at similar times as in our timeline, albeit to a lesser extent.
* IstanbulNotConstantinople: The Wii equivalent keeps its original codename "Revolution," and the Wii U equivalent keeps the codename "Stream." Also, it's the "Game Boy 3DS."
* Killer App: Every successful console eventually gets one. The main exception is the Pluto, which was left in the dust from 2006 to 2008.
* MediaWatchdog: More prevalent than in real life, thanks to gaming's lesser popularity bringing less defenders.
* MultiPlatform: Less common than in real life up until the seventh generation of consoles. And even then, there is still a wide PC/Console divide.
* OddballInTheSeries: ''Mother 4'' takes a very different tone than ''Earthbound''. What else would you suspect from the guy who made ''Shadow of the Colossus'' in real life?
* RetroUniverse: 20 years after the point of divergence, a lot of the big names in gaming are still big.
* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: Not everybody entering the gaming industry ends up in the same place. Some don't ever enter it at all.
* SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility: Types I and II.
* SpritePolygonMix: Used frequently on the Saturn.
* SuperTitle64Advance: Game Boy 3DS games use the phrase "3D" a lot. ''Mario Kart'' is named "Nitro" on the Game Boy Nitro.
* TheWikiRule: Wikia is actually where the entire project is hosted.