Long before the three-way rivalry between Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, there was a time when two of today’s gaming industry giants almost came together to make their own console. A Sony x Nintendo PlayStation prototype spawned out of that almost partnership, and it’s going up for auction in February 2020.
The owner of what is believed to be the only remaining Nintendo PlayStation in existence, Terry Diebold, has decided to auction it via Heritage Auctions. Diebold has in the past turned down multiple million-dollar offers for arguably the world’s rarest gaming console, which he won in an online bankruptcy auction for $75 in 2009.
The original console was meant to bridge a partnership between Sony and Nintendo for a system that would support both SNES cartridges and CD-ROM games. That partnership would never come, however, as Nintendo pulled out of the deal in 1991, leading to Sony creating their own Playstation and triggering rivalry and competition between the two in the later years.
We’re eager to find out how much this one of a kind relic between two of the most popular video game companies in the world goes for, but chances are it’s a bit out of our price range. Check out photos of the Sony x Nintendo PlayStation prototype below.