Development of the PlayStation began as far back as 1986 with a joint venture between Nintendo and Sony. Nintendo wanted to continue storage capabilities for the Super Famicom, and they approached Sony to develop a CD-ROM add-on, originally called the "Play Station" or "SNES-CD". Nintendo's decision to work with Sony was due to Ken Kutaragi, the person who would later be dubbed "The Father of the PlayStation", who had sold Nintendo on using the Sony SPC-700 processor for use as the eight-channel ADPCM sound set in the Super Famicom/SNES console. Nintendo was immediately impressed with the processor's capabilities.
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