Nintendo PlayStation prototype sold on auction
The prototype unit for the mega-rare console Nintendo PlayStation Super NES CD-ROM has now been sold at auction. The console was sold, with all auction costs, for $ 360,000, which is quite a lot lower than previously thought.
It has previously been reported that the owners had been offered $ 1.2 million for the unit, an offer they refused when they thought they would get more through auction.
The console was developed around 1992 by Sony in collaboration with Nintendo. The idea was that this would be a kind of Sega CD-like thing for SNES, but Nintendo chose to work with Philips instead. Sony then decided to develop PlayStation for themselves instead and the rest is history.