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Rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype sells for $300k USD

07 Mar 2020
Former Sony CEO Olaf Olafsson had also once owned the Nintendo PlayStation NES CD-ROM prototype being auctioned.
Former Sony CEO Olaf Olafsson had also once owned the Nintendo PlayStation NES CD-ROM prototype being auctioned.
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Updated 07 Mar 2020
07 Mar 2020

Arab News

One of the rarest pieces in gaming history, the 1992 Nintendo PlayStation NES CD-ROM prototype has been sold for $300,000 USD in an auction.

The online bidder will end up paying $360,000 once the auction house’s “buyer’s premium” is added.

Making it onto Heritage Auctions’ listing page, the co-branded gaming console was a result of a failed collaboration between Sony and Nintendo.

The attempted partnership led to the creation of the Sony PlayStation console.

Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in 1991, the Nintendo PlayStation never received a release date.

At that time, Nintendo backed out of its deal with Sony, and all 200 prototypes were said to be destroyed. The console was thought to be a myth until it re-emerged.

The console is equipped with both a CD-ROM drive and Super Famicom cartridge reader.

Former Sony CEO Olaf Olafsson had also once owned the Nintendo PlayStation NES CD-ROM prototype being auctioned.

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