Nintendo PlayStation 1
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Do you think if we have a whip around we can afford this? Cedric Biscay – the founder of Magic Monaco and a key player in the production of Shenmue III – has revealed on social media that Terry Diebold intends to sell the only known Nintendo PlayStation prototype in existence. He happened upon the mythological machine when his former employer Advanta Corporation auctioned off its assets after going bankrupt in 2009, and has since had the CD drive repaired and toured the unit around the United States.

For those of you who don’t know, the Nintendo PlayStation represents a milestone moment in gaming history. Sony famously partnered with the House of Mario to create a CD drive for the Super Nintendo, but it was famously backstabbed by its Japanese compatriot and went on to produce the PlayStation on its own. It’ll be fascinating to see what kind of figure this device attracts – it’s a one-of-a-kind piece of hardware, and frankly something that deserves to be exhibited in some kind of museum.