Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Believed To Be The Last Of Its Kind Auctioning For Over $300,000
The current bid for the system is at $360,000.
A Nintendo Playstation video game console that’s believed to be the last of its kind is currently being auctioned for over $300,000.
Heritage Auctions is auctioning the system, which came about from a failed joint-venture between Sony and Nintendo. An alleged 200 prototypes were made of the video game system, but all of them — save for the one being auctioned — are believed to have been destroyed.
“The prototype does share some exterior similarities with both the Super Nintendo and the Sony PlayStation, but it has its own, unique characteristics as well,” the description for the console on the Heritage Auctions website reads. “It has not only a slot for Super Famicom and Super Nintendo games, but a CD-ROM drive that was meant to play disc-based media and presumably video games as well.”
“The prototype’s small screen on the top of the console shows the user which music track is currently being played from the CD, allowing the user to listen to their own music and play a cartridge-based game at the same time,” another part of the description reads. “It also has a headphone port and independent volume dial on the front of the console, to the left of the two controller ports.”
The current bid for the system is at $360,000, and will likely continue to rise considering bidding will continue for the next 21 days.