A phantom game machine `` Nintendo PlayStation '' jointly developed by Nintendo and Sony finally appeared at the auction



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Nintendo PlayStation ' is a phantom game console that Nintendo and Sony once worked on jointly, but never realized. Such a super-rare game console has finally been put up for auction and bidding has started.

The world's only known Nintendo PlayStation could be yours—for over $ 15,000 | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/02/the-worlds-only-known-nintendo-playstation-could-be-yours-for-over-13000/

The Nintendo PlayStation first appeared at the CES Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago in 1991. The Nintendo PlayStation was jointly developed by Nintendo and Sony, but later the two companies broke up and the development was abandoned and the product was put on the shelves without being released. The fact that the Nintendo PlayStation saw the light of day again came from the discovery of a prototype of the Nintendo PlayStation from the home of Terry Diebold in 2015.

If you read the following article, you can interview Mr. Diebold who discovered Nintendo PlayStation and see how the game is playing on the actual machine.

The real game of the phantom game machine `` Play Station '' packed with Nintendo and Sony's black history appeared-gigazine



After that, Diebold, who has raised the reputation of Nintendo PlayStation over game events in various places, decided to enter the auction for economic reasons. With the goal of starting bidding in February 2020, we have been preparing for listing on the auction site Heritage Auctions.

The details of how Nintendo PlayStation was auctioned are described in the following article.

A phantom game machine `` Nintendo PlayStation '' collaborated by Nintendo and Sony will be exhibited at the auction-GIGAZINE



The Nintendo PlayStation auction has finally started.

Nintendo Play Station Super NES CD-ROM Prototype-Sony and | Lot # 93060 | Heritage Auctions
https://comics.ha.com/itm/video-games/nintendo/nintendo-play-station-super-nes-cd-rom-prototype-sony-and-nintendo-c-1992/a/7224-93060. s



The exhibited Nintendo PlayStation includes not only the main unit but also the attached cable and controller, and a cassette labeled 'for demonstration'.



Since Heritage Auctions actually plays Mortal Kombat and checks the operation, there is no worry that it is too old to move.



In addition, the CD-ROM drive was not functioning at the time of discovery, but was successfully restored by YouTuber Benjamin Heckendon, who has gained popularity in game console repair movies. However, although it is possible to play music CDs like PlayStation, the existence of playable game software has not been confirmed.

You can see how Hecken Dawn is trying to repair the Nintendo PlayStation from the following article.

Hacker succeeds in game play on CD-ROM of phantom game machine `` Nintendo PlayStation '' developed by Sony & Nintendo-GIGAZINE



The back of the main unit looks like this. In addition to the multi-output terminal shared with the Super Nintendo, there are also output ports with unknown uses written as 'NEXT', making you feel the romance unique to the prototype.



There is also a handwritten label '2' on the bottom. The meaning of this label is unknown.



The description on the Heritage Auctions listing page states, 'This is the first time that the Nintendo PlayStation has appeared in a public auction, and it is arguably the most famous, mysterious and controversial relic in the gaming world. Whatever the consequences of this product, the story will be a legend that is handed down in the history of video games. '

The deadline for the Nintendo PlayStation auction is 11:00 on March 6, 2020 (2:00 on March 7, Japan time) in Central Japan Standard Time. After the deadline for Internet bidding, live bidding will be held again at Heritage Auctions. The bidding price at the time of article creation was 310,000 dollars (about 34 million yen).

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