Last remaining Nintendo Play Station prototype set for auction next year

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Although the partnership did not go well as planned, Nintendo Play Station was still created with its original prototype, which will soon be up for grabs in February with the help of Heritage Auctions.

One of the wildest turning points in gaming history has to be when Nintendo suddenly called off its partnership with Sony in favor of the Philips CD-i debacle. The console that was supposed to be born from what would become two of the bitterest rivals in the industry is one of the latter but now the Nintendo Play Station will finally be up for grabs.

A information worth is but to be revealed for the piece of historical past, however Mr Diebold instructed Kotaku that he turned down $1.2 million (round £1 million) from "someone in Norway" to have the ability to put it up for public sale.

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IT MAY SOUND like we're deliberately winding you up when we use the phrase "Nintendo Play Station" - like lamenting the lack of Spock in the new Star Wars film - but this actually was nearly a product.

The unreleased console, which features Sony branding and the first use of the word "PlayStation", marks the first chapter of Sony's foray into the home console video game market in the early 1990s.

When Mr Olaffson left Advanta he left the prototype behind, and it was later acquired by former Advatna employee Terry Diebold when the corporate went bankrupt. But then, video game modder Ben Heckendorn made a deal with Diebold - Let him borrow the console for a month, and he'll get that CD-ROM drive up and running with several home-brewed games.

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The creation is a Tremendous Nintendo Leisure System (SNES) console full with a recreation cartridge slot and a CD-ROM disc drive developed with assist from Sony - each of that are in working order. The Nintendo Play Station isn't just a rare item; it's a window into what could have been.

"I can't keep losing money".

The auction will be handled by Heritage, which began dealing in videogame collectables relatively recently. A first-print sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for £78,000 in February to a group of buyers that included Heritage Auctions' chairman. "Every trip that we. have taken with it has cost us money out of pocket", written by Diebold in an email sent in Kotaku.

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Even that's chump changed compared to whatever the Nintendo PlayStation is going to go for though, which will likely end up the most expensive single piece of gaming hardware ever. Could it really reach such a high price at auction?

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