Nintendo PlayStation is real, and you can bid for $ 250K

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The Nintendo PlayStation

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The Nintendo PlayStation Sounds bad, like an Apple Galaxy S10 or something. But it's something real, and not even the result of some kind of apocalyptic black magic. And not only does the Nintendo PlayStation exist, you can also buy one, for an exorbitant price. The game system, developed around 1990, is currently on auction at Heritage Auctions. The current offer is $ 250,000, including the buyer's fee.

The Nintendo PlayStation (known at that time as Play Station) was a collaboration between Nintendo and Sony in the late 80s and early 90s. Sony wanted to enter the burgeoning video game business, so it reached an agreement with Nintendo to forge the Super Disc format. A complement to SNES would allow you to play disc-based games (as well as music CDs), and a separate system made by Sony would play both discs and cartridges. That system was the Nintendo PlayStation.

But it was not like that. A day after Sony announced its partnership with Nintendo at CES 1991, Nintendo revealed that it had reached an agreement with Phillips for a CD-based gaming platform. The result was the Phillips CD-i, home of luminaries like Hotel Mario, Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, considered three of the worst games of all time.

Sony was despised but did not sour in video games. Three years later, you realized your dreams of disc-based gaming with PlayStation, a console that, according to you, came to have some success.

It was said that there were 200 prototype units of the Nintendo PlayStation before the association caught fire, apparently this was the last one that survived. Heritage Auctions says that the console still works and that it tested it by playing "some rounds" of Mortal Kombat.

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