The ultra rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype is sold at auction for £ 230,000

Ruben Fields
March 8, 2020

On the other, 199 prototypes were to be destroyed after the end of the co-operation between Nintendo and Sony, according to Reports.

But the relationship between Sony and Nintendo became strained after Nintendo revealed at the 1991 Consumer Electronics Show that it was also working with Philips, a Sony competitor, the day after Sony's Nintendo Play Station was revealed.

Reported to be one of the most expensive pieces of gaming memorabilia to ever sell at auction, the prototype Nintendo and PlayStation hybrid sold for a record $360,000 United States dollars (nearly $542,000 AUD). Although the two companies tried to patch things up with deals allowing Sony to manufacture SNES-friendly hardware, the relationship eventually ended - but not before two to three hundred prototypes had been built.

Forbes has revealed that the Nintendo PlayStation prototype has been sold to the founder of the original Pets.com and Toys.com websites, Greg McLemore.

Bidding on the Nintendo PlayStation has been going on since last month.

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The prototype comes with a slot for Super Famicom and Super Nintendo games as well as a CD-ROM drive for playing media and some video games.

A rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype has gone under the hammer for a whopping $360,000 (roughly Rs. 2.67 crore).

Collectors are happy to shell out big money for the rarest pieces of video game memorabilia.

Other games that sold this morning in the Heritage Auction include factory sealed copies of the NES games Stadium Events ($66,000), Mike Tyson's Punch-Out! Since then, the Diebolds have travelled the world with the device, showing it at various classic gaming expos. Terry Diebold told Kotaku in December that he had turned down a $1.2 million (£923,000) offer on the device prior to the auction.

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