Nintendo 64 Creation


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Mar 15, 2024
Hi folks.
I have researched and read a lot about the history of the Nintendo 64, but there is one detail that seems to escape in all the texts.

How did Nintendo actually make the deal with SGI?

There are quotes that Tom Kalinske, CEO of Sega, referred Howard Lincoln to SGI's Jim Clar. But it seems to have not been just that. Everything suggests that Rare Inc. was very close to SGI at the time and Nintendo saw this work. The union of everything led to the agreement with SGI.

Does anyone know or know someone who knows the details of how this agreement was possible? A North American company developing hardware for the reserved Nintendo.
Have you read Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World? It covers a lot of events from that era, although I read it a long time ago and don't remember if it discussed the SGI deal specifically.
Yes, I read, but the book is very simple about this story.
I also read the book "Behind the scenes of Nintendo", for Jeff Ryan, that also does not go into detail.
I'm trying to contact Howard Lincoln and Minoru Arakawa, but I haven't done it yet.

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