In one camp was: Sony, Toshiba, NEC, Sanyo, Aiwa and Pioneer.
In the other camp was: Matsushita, Hitachi, Sharp, Mitsubishi and Akai.
Then came betrayal – three members of one camp – Toshiba, Sanyo and NEC – decided to have a foot in both camps.
Then came the final blow, Sony, the leader of one camp, also decided to have a foot in the other camp.
By 1988 the Matsushita camp had essentially won though products from the other camp were made as late as 2016.
Moral: All’s fair in love and war