If you’re around my age and a gamer, you might have gotten wrapped up in the fight over which was “better”: the Sega Genesis or the Super Nintendo. Kids personally identified with these systems, and I can still remember all the minor developments that would cause long debates between me and my friends.
In his new book Console Wars, author Blake J. Harris went behind the scenes of the many battles between Sega and Nintendo. During our exclusive phone interview, he and I talked about how the book came about, the influence of marketing on consumers, why kids personally identified with these gaming consoles, the film adaptation, his documentary based on the book, and much more. Hit the jump to check out the interview, and click here to order the book.