Want a piece of gaming history unlike any other? Then you might have to pony up a hefty amount for this Nintendo PlayStation prototype from 1992. Not even a full day in and the bidding has already reached $6,000+ with 22-days left to go. It’s allegedly the last remaining prototype of the 200 that were made from the failed joint-venture between Sony and Nintendo. As you can see, there’s a cartridge slot as well as a CD-ROM drive that was meant to play disc-based media and presumably video games as well. Read more for a video and additional information.
The CD-ROM drive was not working when it was first acquired back in 2009, but this issue has since been repaired by Benjamin Heckendorn. Now, it’s capable of playing music CDs like the commercially produced PlayStation, but unfortunately, there was no proprietary software made during the prototype’s development. Check out the page here.
One of the most interesting aspects of the prototype is the controller, whose casing sports the design of a Super Nintendo controller with Super Famicom colors. However, this is no ordinary Super Nintendo controller! Though the design itself is familiar to many, the branding is what sets it apart. Instead of Nintendo, ‘Sony PlayStation’ is boldly emblazoned on the front of the controller, though ‘Nintendo’ is raised in plastic on the back,” said the seller.