Sony Playstation Chairman Hates Crash Bandicoot
Sony Chairman Ken Kutaragi Hated Crash Bandicoot
Yes, even though he went on to completely define the ‘edgy’ approach to marketing Sony deployed in staunch opposition to Nintendo and Sega, Crash’s affiliation with Sony hardware almost didn’t happen at all.
CEO Ken Kutaragi reportedly despised the character and the first Crash game too, apparently going off on a tirade against a Naughty Dog rep to belittle the game’s core design. The biggest problem was Kutaragi really wanted the PS1 to stand apart from anything remotely ‘kid-friendly’ like Mario, although in the end the majority vote won out and the orange marsupial made gaming history in every possible regard.
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