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The Original Nintendo Sony Playstation?

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The dedicated gaming fanatics over at Game Rave claim to have gotten their hands on what could be a rare piece of video game history.

sony nintendo playstation

This chunky device is purported to be a prototype for the original Sony PlayStation. As most gaming geeks will tell you, Sony and Nintendo were originally collaborating to create a CD-ROM add on for the Super Nintendo gaming system. Nintendo ultimately bailed out on the project, and the device never made it to market. Sony packed up their things, struck out on their own, and the PlayStation was born.

The device doesn’t look anything like the other prototype images I’ve seen in the past, which all were heavily “Nintendified,” so I can’t vouch for the authenticity of Game Rave’s claims. However, it’s possible that the device was a later prototype for the actual PlayStation, after Nintendo jumped ship.

[via Kotaku]







Comments (6):

  1. [...] This chunky device is purported to be a prototype for the original Sony PlayStation. As most gaming geeks will tell you, Sony and Nintendo were originally collaborating to create a CD-ROM add on for the Super Nintendo gaming system. … technabob – http://technabob.com/blog By technabob [...]

  2. Anonymous says:

    IT COULD BE A DEVELOPMENT KIT. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN 1 OF THOSE? A FOREIGN 1, MAYBE AN EARLY DEVELOPMENT KIT, PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT KIT, OR LATE DEVELOPMENT KIT. OR IT COULD BE A HOAX. I DONT BELIEVE ANYTHING UNTIL I SEE SOME VIDS IN ACTION

  3. Ripley says:

    this was the first playstaion… sony was going to work for nintendo because of thare achievements with the snes but after the prototype thay decided to work on thare own and develop a system that uses a disk

  4. Matthew Corgan says:

    I wish people would know about great technology like this and the FC Twin. The only difference from the console in your article is that the FC Twin could play both Nes and Snes games. Playstation games and Nintendo games though is astounding. I first learned about the FC Twin at http://originalnintendo.net/shop

    I don’t know many places besides flea markets with rare vintage consoles like this. Very informative.

  5. Kirky says:

    The “Play Station” that this is not what i would expect the original to be since the console was supposedly going to have mainly Disc based games with the additional Snes games.

  6. mat says:

    wow allot of great things in the 90s was scrapped

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