Business Wars

Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet, or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.

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episode 1: Xbox vs Playstation - The Biggest Cannon in the World


Sony was preparing Playstation to eventually replace personal computers.  Microsoft sees that coming and goes into combat mode. Bill Gates spends more than  two billion dollars to launch Microsoft’s Xbox console with innards that Gates hopes will not only put Sony on the defensive but will one day replace PCs as the future of digital home entertainment. Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Find your next great hire for free at ZipRecruiter.com/BW


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episode 2: Xbox vs Playstation - The Red Ring of Death


Microsoft put all its efforts into it’s new console, the Xbox 360 to beat combat Sony’s market share and it looked like it was working. Thousands of consoles sold, and then suddenly, mysteriously, thousands of consoles died. Meanwhile Sony announces their new PlayStation will cost more than any console, by a lot, and it’s new processor confuses game designers. But that’s not all. Nintendo is back and they’re about to introduce another console that will send both companies scrambling...


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episode 3: Xbox vs Playstation - Tear Down This Wall


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episode 4: Xbox vs Playstation - Interview with Tristan Donovan


Host David Brown sits down with Tristan Donovan, series writer and author of Replay: The History of Video Games, just as this console war enters uncharted territory. What’s next for Xbox, PlayStation and wild card Nintendo Switch? Hint: probably not three more generations of consoles. Plus, what a groundbreaking announcement from Microsoft could mean for the gaming industry moving forward. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Keeps - Get your first month of treatment for free at Keeps...


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