Console Wars relives Sega and Nintendo’s glory days as vidgame giants in the 90s

With Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox set to slug it out again with the impending launch of their next generation consoles, a new show titled CONSOLE WARS premieres at the right time on Thursday, 12 November 2020 on iwonder.

CONSOLE WARS is a nostalgia-fuelled story of the video game battles of the 1990’s which saw US-based new kid on the block, Sega, take on Japanese global video games juggernaut, Nintendo, for the hearts, minds and fingertips of video gamers everywhere.

Produced by comedy actor, writer, director and producer, Seth Rogan (The Disaster Artist, The 40 Year-Old Virgin) the film pits Sonic the Hedgehog against Mario and Luigi, as a group of ambitious upstarts from the US set out to seize the throne from the Japanese games’ behemoth.

CONSOLE WARS pay homage to a colourful and characterful period in recent entertainment history by looking at the personalities, relationships, boardroom battles and guerrilla marketing tactics that defined a period of major disruption in the video games industry. Through it all, it also marks the emergence of a sleeping giant on the scene, Sony.

iwonder Head of Content, Alexandra Fox-Hughes, says of the film:

“You don’t have to be a video games fan to fondly remember the tug of war between Sonic the Hedgehog and the Super Mario Brothers that characterised the home entertainment scene of the nineties.”

“The 16-bit gaming revolution took graphics and gameplay to a whole new level, with the emergence of powerful new competing consoles from Nintendo and Sega transforming the video games market.”

“As well as serving as a homage to a period of huge nostalgia for many, Console Wars sets the scene for the modern-day PlayStation versus Xbox rivalry and the next chapter in the development of a rapidly growth industry worth over ninety billion dollars globally.”

Viewers new to iwonder can watch CONSOLE WARS for free by signing up to the 30-day free trial period, while also gaining access to 1,000+ other acclaimed documentary films and series.

Priced at $4.99 USD monthly or $49.90 USD annually, viewers can enjoy iwonder on their mobile phones via iOS and Android apps, browsers at, with Apple TV, Android TV or through Google Chromecast or Apple’s Airplay.

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