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Final Fantasy 7, Dragon Quest 7 on PS One
In case the previous point didn’t underscore it enough, Nintendo and Sony had some animosity. So it didn’t help that when Nintendo was developing its Nintendo 64 console, games like Final Fantasy 7 and Dragon Quest 7 would skip it in favour of the PlayStation’s CD-ROM format. Nintendo’s reaction to Squaresoft at the time, according to character programmer Hiroshi Kawai was: “If you’re leaving us, never come back”. Ouch. Though the N64’s cartridges had been too limiting for both games, it was still a major blow considering how the franchises had flourished on Nintendo platforms.