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Prototype of Nintendo and Sony abandoned PlayStation console discovered

A prototype of the Sony and Nintendo-developed PlayStation console which played both CD-ROM discs and Super Nintendo (SNES) cartridges has apparently been discovered.

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MrSwankSinatra816d ago

Whomever got their hands on that really lucked out. That's really one of the rarest pieces of tech you can come across in gaming.

BiggerBoss816d ago

Agreed, thats an awesome piece of gaming history. The Playstation was my first real console, and at the time I had no idea that it could have been a Nintendo console.

I need to get my hands on that prototype >:)

Lightning Mr Bubbles816d ago (Edited 816d ago )

They should send someone undercover to destroy that embarresing crap.

Lightning Mr Bubbles816d ago (Edited 816d ago )

Seriously, I feel like this stuff could ruin people. It's like if someone brought to light a fetus that you burried long ago, and it's deformed and all.

Lightning Mr Bubbles816d ago (Edited 816d ago )

I mean look at that damn thing? The Playstation brand is way above this now.

It's like Nintendo and Playstation once had a deformed baby that died at birth and now it got uncoverd.

And it's trending on facebook, big time!

FarEastOrient816d ago

@Mr Bubbles

This is an example of what happens when you back stab someone. It created a fire of corporate vengeance that created the Playstation brand, one can not wipe away history.

Septic816d ago

Wtf Lightning?! What's wrong with you lmao! It's just an old games console.

zeee816d ago

The person who found it is very lucky. He/She can make a lot of money or, more importantly, put it in a glass box and use it as a decoration piece or something.

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PaleMoonDeath816d ago

Imagine what would have been today if the deal never went bust, NX4!

INTOmyMOUTH816d ago

Suppose. Kinda looks fake but who knows right.

Tony-A816d ago (Edited 816d ago )

It looks pretty genuine, but there's one little detail that has me almost convinced that it's not genuine.

The controller.

It says "PlayStation" on it. That wasnt the original name of the console, nor was it ever trademarked as PlayStation.

It was "Play Station". And that was specific. Literally, it was the only way Sony could have even still called their eventual console "PlayStation" without facing a major lawsuit back then.

The only way I can see this being genuine is if this prototype was used maybe as a console to show Nintendo when Sony pitched the idea to them, before it's name was decided on, and whether or not it would be CamelCase or not. But I honestly doubt it.

I would love for it to be real, though. What a significant piece of video game history right there.

big_dom_part_2816d ago

@Lightning Mr Bubbles

What in the absolute fuck are you blabbering about?

This is a piece of history. This is what potentially could have been. The only reason why the Playstation brand is above this, as you put it, is because of this. If it weren't for Nintendo wanting to partner with Sony, we wouldn't have had the amazing PSX.

RomanPSX816d ago

Its a great piece of history, this was the first CD prototype console and the birth of a giant PS. There many gaming history videos in YT.

Gunstar75816d ago

I didn't read the article, but isn't this old news?

It wasn't a secret that they were co-developing a cd add-on for the SNES but Nintendo announced that the deal was off without telling Sony. Sony then went on to develop the PS1 and Nintendo cried a bit!?

optimus816d ago (Edited 816d ago )

Yes it's old news but this is now physical evidence (if true) of said partnership that changed the face of the industry...i remember the controversy vividly reading about it in the latest gamepro, egm, gamefan, etc... Nintendo decided to "partner" with phillips cdi and you know what happened with that... Anyhow, if this relic works it could be worth thousands of dollars....

I wonder who would own the rights to it as prototypes tend to be loaners and remain "property of..." sony or nintendo? Hmmm.

Thatguy-310816d ago

Imagine how much different the industry would be if those two were to pair up like they supposed to back then.

miyamoto816d ago

Its like the Holy Grail of gaming!

oricon815d ago

I like how all the sony fanboys say nintendo screwed sony with this when sony wanted a large percentange of sales and rights of nintendo properties sold on the super nintendo so it would have been idiotic for nintendo to go through with the partnership as they would have eventually been taken over by sony if they went that route. Sony was looking for an easy way to enter the console market with nintendo, and you can see on the prototype the lack of nintendo logos, pretty much points towards sony wanting to erase nintendos existence.

Orionsangel815d ago

@Septic It's not just an old game console. It's an ultra rare prototype of a console that could have changed the history of Nintendo and Sony in the gaming industry. It's something that no one ever thought would be seen in the wild. I mean it's been over 20 years. It could fetch 60,000 on Ebay.

BoriboyShoGUN815d ago

Yeah that thing is worth some money for sure. Especially if it can play the SNES and PS1 games.

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TLG1991816d ago

If nintendo continues with troubled times, imagine them following up on this kind of project.

i hope that its a genuine prototype. Someone has just become rich.

RPGrinder816d ago ShowReplies(9)
alvgamin4lif816d ago

@RPGrinder
Yes nintendo is leading the handheld market but it's really amazing how you do not consider the console market where the ps4 is trashing the wii u (this is a fact). Also i find it really funny when bmwfanatic pointed out that Sony is actually making profits now, you counter it by saying "I see I awoke the Sony fanboys." The only fanboy i see awake here is you. Also sony has a history of delivering great and unique first party titles recent example is bloodborne. I'm noy saying that nintendo doesn't but only pointing out the fact that sony does so as well which you seemed to completely throw out the window. On top of that sony has great third party support as well. Delusional troll...

Protagonist816d ago

RPGrinder only looks at the fact he chooses to, that is a well known fact. Nevermind whether it is his own opinion, that is fact. And according to RPGrinder everyone else than the nintendrones on N4G is a fanboy, FACT!

PaleMoonDeath816d ago

Imagine what could have been, "Majora's Mask, most under rated Playstation classic?" absolutley mental.

Very, very cool find! BOOT THE SUCKER UP!

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory816d ago (Edited 816d ago )

Majora's Mask wouldnt exists

@Twiggy

Deal was so that the games made for the cd format were owned by Sony.

Do you think Miyamoto and Eiji would be able to deal with such thing.

There a reason why Miyamoto worked at Nintendo.
His freedom in making what he wants.

PaleMoonDeath816d ago

... Yeah? who else would they go to?

WeAreLegion816d ago

PlayStation has given Team Ico over 7 years to make a game. If that's not freedom, I don't know what is.

thereapersson816d ago

You can't argue with a Nintendo fan because it's futile to argue with a 10 year old

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GhostTurtle816d ago

Would have been the total opposite. Nintendo would be calling the shots and there would of been no PS1.

GhostTurtle816d ago

dont know why all the disagrees lmao. Only reason there is a playstation was bc this thing never happened.

Jyndal816d ago

This is right up there with the Swordquest treasures as an artifact of gaming history.

Travis3708816d ago

Would have been an awesome console!

MasterCornholio816d ago

Anyone love that controller?

Seeing the classic SNES controller with Sony stamped on it looks so cool.

big_dom_part_2816d ago

It would have been, but instead we got two amazing systems for the price of one out of that deal. The N64 and the PSX. Two different beasts that offered different and amazing experiences and games.

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