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Consoler - A term for a company that also makes their own video game consoles. Being a Consoler gives you lots of power and high status among the other companies, who makes games for the Consolers, but it's also risky, and if not successful you can lose lots of money and might have to give up this status because you can't afford it. Several companies have tried being Consolers at one point through the ages, but most of them had to give up quickly after lack of success and go back to making games for the others - in some cases it even made them leave the game industry altogether or go out of business. Consolers are usually competitive, and tend to fight and argue with each other a lot.
Full name: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Human age: 20
Birthday: September 23, 1889 (Made her first game in 1975)
From: Kyoto, Japan
One of the Consolers, Nintendo is a friendly girl who is also one of the biggest video game companies. She's been around for much longer than you'd expect, though not always as a game company. After initially working with card games, she dabbled in various businesses before deciding on games and becoming a Consoler - something she's found great success in. Currently she seems to take life easy and be laid-back most of the time, trying to focus on having fun, but she's also sick of being looked down at or ignored by other companies and big parts of the industry, and can have a bit of a temper relating to this. Some say her personality has drastically changed in the later years - which she herself considers to be for the better. Despite her rivals at first mocking her for her strange choices, they tend to imitate these after they get popular. She strongly believes gameplay makes for the best experience, and sometimes takes risks that end up becoming huge successes. She might not always be the best with all the new conveniences of the other consoles, but makes up for it with her own unique vision of the industry.
Full name: Sony Computer Entertainment
Human age: 19
Birthday: November 16, 1993 * (Sony founded 7 May 1946)
From: Tokyo, Japan
Before he made games, he started out as a Consoler by teaming up with Nintendo, however, long story short, this didn't work out. He decided to become a Consoler by himself instead, and had instant success with the Playstation console. Other companies loved him and his nice development policies, to Nintendo's annoyance, as several of them started focusing more on him instead. He had great sale sucesses in the past, and his games still sells well, but he has lately had some money trouble. But even with several mistakes in the later years, he still seems to have a huge number of fans.
Full name: Microsoft Studios (previously Microsoft Game Studios)
Human age: 19
Birthday: 2002* (Microsoft founded April 4, 1975)
From: Washington, USA
Originally working with computers, after he had made games for some years, he decided to become a Consoler after he felt somewhat threatened by Sony's new console. Since he already knows a lot about computers and the Internet, he's skilled in online features such as multiplayer, although he's known to charge a bit much for this. But he claims this is to ensure the best gaming experience. Lost a lot of trust earlier this year, but has got some of it back after changing policies.
(human age: 20)
* Note on birthdays/founding: while these companies make things other than video games/consoles, and were founded earlier, this comic will focus on and be about their video game branch, and the "Sony" and "Microsoft" characters refer to Sony Computer Entertainment and Microsoft Studios unless otherwise mentioned. So their "birthday" will be when the video game part was founded. (While Nintendo didn't start out as a game company, the whole company changed into a game company instead of just making a game branch apart from the other things they do.)