The Nintendo Play Station prototype is going up for auction

The Nintendo Play Station prototype is going up for auction

The Nintendo Play Station prototype is going up for auction

Now, thanks to Heritage Auctions, you can own a little bit of history with the Nintendo Play Station prototype. Come 1991 though, and the deal with between Sony and Nintendo was off because reasons.

He's now ready to cash in this rare hardware and has already turned down an individual from Norway who offered $1.2 million for the system - so there's expected to be "some big money" splashed out at the upcoming auction on 27th February 2020. It went by many nicknames - the "Super NES CD-ROM System", the "SNES-CD", the "Nintendo Play Station" - but the gist was irresistible: Super Nintendo games on disc technology developed by Sony.

According to Kotaku, Terry Diebold unwittingly purchased the machine at an auction years ago.

But after expert examination and restoration the console was deemed genuine, and together the father and son spent the next few years touring conventions, giving gamers the chance to experience the "mythical" piece of video game history for themselves.

Though it might have been impossible to know it at the time, Nintendo's falling out with Sony is among the events to happen to the video game medium. As he told Kotaku: "I've put a lot of work into this by traveling with it and we have made nothing on it".

Until now. Diebold, not knowing what the hybrid console is worth has chose to let the market decide what it's worth by auctioning it off on Heritage Auctions. And we're not trying to start any intra-family feuds here, but how exactly does the son lay claim to half of the money?

Although Diebold made known to the world that the last remaining "Nintendo Play Station" is still alive and works, the expenses from his tours made him full of debts, which forces him now to sell the said device in an auction.

2005: The unique HEARALPUBLICIST went on to change into the primary online game console to ship greater than 100 million items. "It's definitely going to sell, and the market will determine the value", said Valarie McLeckie, Heritage's director of video games.

KitGuru Says: There are collectors with incredibly deep pockets all around the world and there is no doubt that a rare, working console prototype will fetch a hefty sum. On the other hand, since the item was not sold for any prices back then, there are no assurances or signs of how much will the device costs for the people joining the online auction exactly on February 27. Could it really reach such a high price at auction?

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