Tycoon of Video Games

A soul from Earth found himself transmigrated into a person from a parallel world, a world that lacked video games and an established gaming industry. Follow the journey as this individual rises to become the video game tycoon of this unique world. [Please note that any similarities between the names of characters or places in this story and those in the real world are purely coincidental. I do not claim ownership of any products or properties mentioned in this novel. This work is entirely fictional.] (Cover photo is not mine. Ctto to the original owner.) This novel draws inspiration from 'Tokyo Video Game Tycoon,' although there may have been some similarities at the beginning, the plot will take its own distinct path as it unfolds. On average, each chapter spans approximately 1,000 words or so. For those interested, you can find 10-15 chapters in advance on my Patreon page at patreon.com/NewComer714.

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Grand Entrance

Anticipation crackled in the air like static cling. Weeks had passed since Tora and Suzuki's handhelds swept onto the market, their sleek designs and innovative features sparking a frenzy among gamers. Yet, KiShin, the reigning champion, remained strangely silent. Whispers of doubt began to ripple through online forums and gaming cafes.

"KiShin's gone silent," grumbled a fan, his fingers drumming impatiently on the worn table. "Did they chicken out? Maybe they're too busy counting Titanic's box office gold to bother with us gamers anymore."

Heads nodded in agreement. KiShin's recent dominance in the music player market with the iPod, coupled with the colossal success of their film "Titanic," fueled speculation that they might be abandoning the gaming battlefield. "They're swimming in other oceans now," another fan sighed, his voice tinged with disappointment.

Tora and Suzuki, however, remained unconvinced. Beneath the surface of public speculation, they knew KiShin was a competitor unlike any other. The company possessed a legendary drive and a knack for pushing boundaries. Their silence, they believed, was a prelude to something far grander.


In the gleaming glass heart of KiShin Rules Headquarters, Shin sat bathed in the soft glow of the late afternoon sun. His gaze was fixed on the Tora Mini and the Suzuki handheld, two recent contenders vying for dominance in the handheld gaming arena.

The Suzuki device, with its clamshell design and dual screens, evoked echoes of the Nintendo DS. It was a familiar formula, executed with sleek lines and a vibrant color palette. But it lacked the spark of true innovation, Shin mused.

His eyes drifted to the Tora Mini. Its rectangular form, reminiscent of a miniature laptop, was certainly unique. The touchpad nestled in the center of its lower shell hinted at a novel approach to gameplay, a potential shift from the traditional button-based controls.

A faint smile played on Shin's lips. He could have released the KSP, KiShin's long-gestating handheld, as early as 1999. It boasted revolutionary features, eclipsing the competition with its advanced graphics, integrated touch screen, and groundbreaking online capabilities.

But Shin held back. He was, as always, imitate Cagnus Marlsen. Unleashing the KSP too soon would be like dropping a nuclear bomb on a playground. It would almost obliterate the competition, yes, but it would also draw unwanted attention. The specter of antitrust loomed large in his mind, a potential storm cloud that could dampen KiShin's dominance even before it truly blossomed.

So, he played a careful game. He let Tora and Suzuki test the waters, gauge the market's appetite for innovation. Their successes were a validation of his vision, a testament to the growing hunger for fresh experiences in the handheld gaming world

Meanwhile, Shin continued to refine the KSP. He incorporated feedback from beta testers, honed the user interface, and meticulously sculpted its marketing strategy. He knew the moment to strike was approaching, the time to unleash the KSP and rewrite the rules of handheld gaming.

But for now, he simply watched, a cat playing with a ball of yarn before the final, decisive pounce. The silence from KiShin wasn't a sign of weakness; it was the roar of a predator calculating its attack, a calculated pause that promised a revolution to come.


June 1999 hummed with the electric anticipation of new releases. KiShin's KS1 platform had already carved its mark, with titles like "Grand Turismo" and "Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation" captivating gamers. On the PC front, EA's "RollerCoaster Tycoon" and "Unreal Tournament" were dominating the charts. Yet, one corner of the gaming world remained curiously silent: the handheld sector.

Tora and Suzuki had stormed the market with their sleek handhelds, leaving KiShin fans wondering about their next move. The silence stretched, fueling speculation and whispers of doubt. Was KiShin abandoning the handheld throne they had built?

Disappointment simmered among KiShin loyalists. The whispers started: had the gaming giant lost its edge? Was it content to rest on its laurels while the industry raced ahead? The speculation reached a fever pitch on June 18th, when a cryptic announcement on TV Asahi ignited a spark of hope.

It was unusual. KiShin rarely graced television with product reveals, their last being the electrifying KS1 announcement that rocked the gaming community. The anticipation was palpable, gamers tuning in with bated breath, hoping for a glimpse into the future of gaming.

What would Shinro Suzuki, KiShin's charming leader, unveil? Would it be another console, pushing the boundaries of technology and gameplay? Or something entirely different, a product like iPod so revolutionary it would reshape the music landscape forever?

Anticipation hung heavy in the air on July 19th, 1999. 7:55 AM. A nervous hum thrummed through the air in living rooms and offices across Japan. Televisions flickered to life, tuned to TV Asahi. Gamers, both avid fans and skeptical competitors, held their breath, anticipation thick in the air. The silence thrummed with a thousand questions: what did KiShin, the gaming titan, have in store?

Then, without warning, the screen flickered to life. A familiar melody swirled, pixelated sprites dancing into existence. Super Mario, that iconic plumber, bounded onto the screen, his crimson cap a beacon of nostalgia. He dashed, he leaped, an embodiment of pure, joyful play.

A pixelated Super Mario, vibrant in red and blue, bounded across the screen, his iconic "Yahoo!" echoing faintly. Sonic, a blur of blue, zipped past, leaving Mario in a plume of dust. But the surprises didn't stop there. Princess Peach, resplendent in pink, offered Mario a sleek Mario Kart, and the two sped off, weaving through a landscape of colorful pipes and pixelated clouds.

The familiar melodies of classic video games filled the air as beloved characters made their grand entrance. Link, sword at the ready, emerged from the depths of Hyrule. Tetris Blocks danced and morphed in hypnotic patterns. The iconic fists of Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter clashed in a fiery spectacle. Scorpion and Sub-Zero traded lethal blows in the realm of Mortal Kombat. The mighty Heihachi Mishima stomped and roared in Tekken's arena.

But the crescendo was yet to come. A collective gasp swept across the nation as Pikachu, the electrified mascot of Pokémon, materialized in a burst of yellow.

As each beloved character flashed across the screen, a collective gasp rippled through the audience. These weren't just video game icons; they were memories, shared experiences, and a testament to KiShin's enduring legacy in the gaming world.

Then, from the depths of a pixelated pipe, with a familiar sound effect that sent shivers down spines, emerged Shinro Suzuki, the charming and young leader of KiShin. He grinned, a mischievous twinkle in his eyes, as if to say, "The wait is over."

The animation faded, replaced by Suzuki's silhouette against a backdrop of KiShin's logo. The fans leaned forward, ears straining, hearts pounding.