@ c0rd, are you suggesting that Nintendo didn't wish that they had had the same sort of success Sony had with the PS1 & 2?
Ehh? Did I say anything to imply something like that?
Sony was not going to let Nintendo simply reap all the profits like that. They want their own piece of the pie, and that's disadvantageous to Nintendo, because they don't need another company leeching off their success. While Nintendo's consoles continued to decline, that was due to problems that began with the SNES, not because they didn't join with Sony's new console. Now that they've readjusted their strategy, they're doing just fine without Sony.