Rare PlayStation Prototype Discovered, Made by Nintendo and Sony

A rare version of the PlayStation, made by both Sony and Nintendo, has been discovered. It features a Nintendo SNES cartridge slot and a CD-ROM...
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    Earlier today, images of a prototype PlayStation surfaced on Reddit and Imgur. The console was allegedly created back in the late 1980s during the partnership between the two gaming giants Sony and Nintendo, but it never made it out of prototype.

    The person who came forward with this discovery is Imgur user DanDieBold, who answered some questions on a gaming forum about it. When asked how he got the console, he explained that it belonged to his father who had a co-worker at Nintendo who found the console in a box of junk when the company went bankrupt.

    The owner also states that the console came with a unmarked game cartridge and CD-ROM disc; however, he has not been able to discover what those games are since he doesn't have a power cord that the console uses.

    Nobody knows if the console is genuine yet, but it certainly appears that it is. The most common theory behind the creation and non-acceptance of this console is that when Sony and Nintendo had their partnership in 1991, Nintendo also formed a partnership with the company Phillips, which is was a long-term rival of Sony. Many believe this is what caused Sony and Nintendo to split and never launch the console, with only 200 copies of it being made. Sony later went on to create the original PlayStation, which was notably missing the SNES cartridge slot that was intended to be there.

    That theory strongly backs up the discovery of this console and gives some strong evidence, leading gamers to believe that it was a genuine system that was made, and not a fraud.

    So what do you 7Sinners think, would PlayStation have been better if Sony and Nintendo never split? Leave you opinions below.

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  1. 3xTiNcT
    That would suck not having the power cord. It would bug me so much.
      VeritasEvil likes this.
  2. Wavy
    I wonder what kind of games we would see on this though. Would love to play this.
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  3. 3dsgamerx
    Fascinating. There was always huge talk of the two companies working together for the SNES CD and this may just be the prototype ... cool
  4. Skype
    I can see a lot of money being made on this $$$$
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  5. VeritasEvil
    I do not see any benifit to having conflict of interest. I do see benefit in cross platform gaming. I do not believe that is real. There are some discrepancies in aging you can see.
    That system has a certain thickness about it I find very appealing right now.
  6. Stonerzard
    I do wish I could play that console, oh I could only imagine if they ever did try again - but then again Russia and USA becoming allies would be more likely.
  7. Red58
    I wonder what kind of damage Sony & SEGA could have done. SEGA was way ahead of its time.
      BetterGreen likes this.
    1. MoPar Magician
      Sega burnt out, too many systems in a year. I find if funny You would Say "Sony & Sega" the original 1st gen PSP looks eerily like a smaller version of a Sega game gear.
      You are right about Sega being in a league of their own.
      The game Gear was the first Handheld system to have a Full Color and Backlit LCD screen, built in speakers + a standard headphone jack. How long did Nintendo take to get the Gameboys that far? But then the PSP has all that as well years later.
  8. SoParaNabos
    This is gonna worth alot if he decides to sell to a collector, its a one-of-a-kind console
  9. MoPar Magician
    Way too weird for a proper definition. But I can tell you this much if I had that thing, I would only need 2 hours time split between actual "frankensteining" a power supply and taking about $35.usd down to my local Radioshack. That fugly baby would be on and running provided it ever actually turned on and did anything.
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  10. Master
    I would have never thought that Nintendo and Sony teamed up. This is absurdly cool. I still think that both industries would be better separated. They will compete to make better games for the consumers (gamers).