Nintendo PlayStation SNES CD-ROM prototype sells for over $360,000
What you need to know
- Sony and Nintendo once collaborated on an unreleased console.
- A prototype of the Nintendo PlayStation is now up for auction.
- Current bids stand at over $200,000 and only keep rising.
March 6, 2020: The Nintendo PlayStation has sold for over $360,000. This sets the record for the most expensive item of video game memorabilia ever publicly sold, according to Kotaku.
This is something you won't be able to buy with any spare change lying around. The historic Nintendo PlayStation console, what was supposed to be a collaboration between the two companies before deals fell apart decades ago, is up for auction. At the time of writing this article, the current bid is at $205,000. You can only expect that number to go up and up. The auction is set to end on March 6, so you have another three weeks or so to get your bids in.
We even have a little history behind this exact unit, which was created around 1992, according to Heritage Auctions.
Now the system is owned by Terry Diebold, a retired employee of the Advanta Corporation. It was repaired in 2017 and can now play music CDs, but there doesn't appear to have been any games made for the ill-fated console.
This is definitely way out of my price range, but for now I can at least admire the pictures, and you can too.
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Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.