Atari created the demand for gaming at home with the release of the 2600 in 1977. But as quickly as it came, the bubble had burst in just a few short years, and Atari as we knew it was dead. The video game market had crumbled. But just when the United States was ready to give up on gaming at home, a pair of Japanese companies were poised to resurrect the industry. And the competition between them created ripples still being felt today. Nintendo and Sega duked it out with the NES and Master System, followed by the SNES and the Genesis. But nothing could prepare them for the new contender about to arrive, and change the world of console.