Wendy Smith
March 12, 1993 AT 05:00 AM EST

Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
David Sheff
genre
Nonfiction

We gave it an A-

David Sheff’s Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children paints an evenhanded picture of the Japanese company that has dominated the video-game market since Atari’s crash in 1983, but one that does not gloss over Nintendo’s near-monopolistic practices, which prompted accusations of price-fixing and retailer intimidation. Vivid portraits of the principal players and shrewd insights into Japanese and American corporate culture make this an unusually enjoyable business history. A-

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