The thing is none of those brands it all together and released a product with enough innovation at the time to spark great interest. This attracted third parties to their console and remains a staple to their success. PS1 to PS4.
I was a massive fan of Sega and was of Atari but I never bought a Mega CD or Jaguar. Its like when Apple released the Iphone. There was nothing quite like Playstaion in the marketplace. Games like Final Fantasy VII or any other games would have not been possible at least with full FMV's on any other consoles. Then you have the PS1 pad and DualShock which are the foundation/s of modern game pad.
You could argue that a lot of franchises never would have made it if it wasn't for PS release. They reached a larger audience and console gaming continues to grow. Should they not have existed who knows what would have happened. We might not have had Xbox and console gaming would have remained more niche.
Sony's controller is based on the SNES controller. You can thank Vectrex for analog sticks, not Nintendo or Sony. Adding a second one is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Sony didn't innovate aside form may be marketing. Even that was an evolution of SEGA's.Last edited by Leynos - on 07 July 2020