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.
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.
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 >:)
They should send someone undercover to destroy that embarresing crap.
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.
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!
@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.
Wtf Lightning?! What's wrong with you lmao! It's just an old games console.
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.
Imagine what would have been today if the deal never went bust, NX4!
Suppose. Kinda looks fake but who knows right.
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.
@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.
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.
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!?
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.
Imagine how much different the industry would be if those two were to pair up like they supposed to back then.
Its like the Holy Grail of gaming!
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.
@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.
Yeah that thing is worth some money for sure. Especially if it can play the SNES and PS1 games.
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.
@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...
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!
Imagine what could have been, "Majora's Mask, most under rated Playstation classic?" absolutley mental. Very, very cool find! BOOT THE SUCKER UP!
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.
... Yeah? who else would they go to?
PlayStation has given Team Ico over 7 years to make a game. If that's not freedom, I don't know what is.
You can't argue with a Nintendo fan because it's futile to argue with a 10 year old
Would have been the total opposite. Nintendo would be calling the shots and there would of been no PS1.
dont know why all the disagrees lmao. Only reason there is a playstation was bc this thing never happened.
This is right up there with the Swordquest treasures as an artifact of gaming history.
Would have been an awesome console!
Anyone love that controller? Seeing the classic SNES controller with Sony stamped on it looks so cool.
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.
That is so cool. :)
Would go for a lot of cash. I would have been sold that bad boy. I think Sony and Nintendo couldn't done great things together if they joined.
Surreal. I hope that CD has some sort of demo on it. Hopefully it still works.
there is probably a few still sealed, tucked away in a lonely place, and waiting to be found... i would love one of these
Thanx god it didn't happen, or we will have only Mario and Zelda on a weak Playtation U.
It could of also gone Disney meets Hollywood. Meaning a cross between kid friendly games with hardcore mature games
Nintendo wanted Sony's help to finish off Sega, then Sony turned around and made its own console and killed SEGA and struck a major blow to Nintendo, relegating it to mostly a first party console.
You forgot about the part where Nintendo betrayed Sony by making a deal with Phillips. Remember Phillips? That firm that created the CDI and those horrible Zelda games. Sounds like you need to pay a visit to the videogame historian.
He doesn't want to remember that, since it would be harder to make Sony look like jerks, then.
@Spotie I know what he's trying to do. But you can't change history by posting BS. :) Whats done is done. http://www.blogcdn.com/nint...
Gaming would be dead or dying based on how Nintendo is handling it's home console business right now.
Trade in value, £7 cash or £10 store credit!
Fire the old bird up
Can't beleave buddy want to take it apart just to "see the circuitry" and he can't find a power cord? Look at it. It's a 7v DC plug. The Vita cable mite even work. But just go to any place that sells cables.
That's awesome must be really expensive, and I want it
Wow that is sick. I would never sell it.
That piece of hardware is a priceless antique
Wow!!! That is a rare piece of kit. A lot of collectors with money to burn would pay a very high price for that.
WoW lucky guy to get a prototype of the SNES PlayStation console. Surprisingly it looks like a cross of the original PlayStation meets SNES
I think that if it were real Nintendo would be somewhere on it not just Sony. And this one isn't as unbeleivable but it says PlayStation on it but in the article itself it says it was called the Play Station.
In a paralell universe, we are playing Sony and Nintendo exclusives with a single device.
The reason nintendo are so bad right now is karma from screwing over Sony
It was for the best it never got through. Without PS most people would most likely still treating gaming as a hobby for kids only.
So is this consider Playstation Zero?
That is the real Sony made Nintendo Play Station prototype. That is a very rare piece of gaming history. That guy and his father will soon be rich.
Read about this earlier today and it is really cool to see this. I sure hope it's real, because I read somewhere that it is fake, but I suppose people will come out and say it's fake. I'll wait until someone who worked on it comes forward.
Absolutely, positively, 100% fake. As fake as fake gets. And I love the addition of the "my dad works at Nintendo" meme. Nice touch.
Well i dont think this machine can boot up and play fine psx disc.. if anybody remember the very first PSX model have very very bad CD-ROm drive unite..
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