A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

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“It's far and away one of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever read.”

-Forbes

“A riveting story full of colorful characters…a fascinating, illuminating history…an essential read.”

-Publishers Weekly 

“A highly entertaining behind-the-scenes thriller”

-Kirkus Reviews 

Like the pixels that together create a larger picture, Harris presents the various elements of the business in vivid color…remarkably detailed and fast paced.”

-Booklist 

“Fast, fluid, and startlingly accessible.”

-Entertainment Weekly

“A fast-paced page-turner…it’s exciting to finally get a no-holds-barred account of a history that has largely been kept secret from the public eye.”

-Wired 

“A rollicking tale, with more ups and downs than one of their 16-bit platformers.”

-Wired UK

“An incredibly gripping read”

-VentureBeat

“A must read. Period.

-Colin Moriarty, IGN

This account, like the best in the behind-the-scenes-of-epic-business-enterprises genre—think Liar’s Poker or The Accidental Billionaires—is a celebration of big bucks, big risks, and big personalities.”

-The New Republic  

Console Wars had me hooked from the first page…the story zings along at a breakneck pace…Infighting, corporate greed, scrappy genius vs. antiquated business models – Console Wars has it all. A thoroughly good read!”

-Ben Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires

“This is the book people have been waiting for about video games." 

-Jeff Ryan, author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America  

“With Console Wars, Harris does for video games what Homer did for the Trojan War and Mailer did for World War II--he brings the people and the battles to life."

-Steven Kent, author of The Ultimate History of Video Games