Negotiation for the new chip designed by Silicon Graphics was controversial between Sega and Nintendo. Tom Kalinske said that he and Joe Miller of Sega of America were very impressed with the company's prototype, inviting Sega of Japan's hardware team to travel from Japan to meet with SGI. The engineers from Sega Enterprises claimed that their evaluation of the early prototype had uncovered several unresolved hardware issues and deficiencies. Those issues were resolved, but Sega had already decided against SGI's design. Nintendo denies this conclusion, arguing that the real reason for SGI's ultimate choice of partner is that Nintendo was a more appealing business partner than Sega.
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