Closet Find: $360,000 Nintendo Playstation?!!

While we were all out looking in barns for old cars, someone pulled something very valuable out of their closet! Even if you are not into video games, this significant sale is worth a look. The title may have confused you at first. You may have thought, “doesn’t Sony make the Playstation?”. That’s correct, but apparently Nintendo and Sony joined forces and produced some prototype consoles that could play both types of games. They never went into production though so don’t feel bad if you didn’t know about these. The fact that this little machine was ever created is interesting but things get really intriguing when you consider that one just sold for $360k!

Apparently there were 200 prototypes built and all but one was destroyed. This one was found in a box of stuff owned by a former Sony CEO. One of their previous co-workers made the discovery and put it up for auction where it sold to the founder of Toys.com for as much as a house! He plans to add the machine to his extensive game collection which will eventually be turned into a museum. Hmm, maybe we are hunting for the wrong stuff guys. It makes you wonder if any of those 200 prototypes could still be out there. Better start checking those closets!

Source: The Verge

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  1. Weasel

    Boats and now video games. Hmm. “The times they are a changin”

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    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Mortensen Staff

      @Weasel – We have featured much more than cars since the very beginning. Variety is the spice of life!

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  2. SMDA

    360K? Just proves that some people have too much money.

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    • Jaydawg7 Member

      I wouldn’t go that far, but there are definitely people out there with more money than sense.

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      • Danno

        Some people make $360k in an hour. Would you spend an hour’s wages on something you wanted? Personally, I’d rather have a Pantera or a restored Airfloat camper, but the story does motivate me to refrain from pitching all the old electronics I’ve hoarded away LOL.

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    • SMDA

      Danno, 360K in an hour? If that is truly the case, then the system is unfairly rigged. I want the world where I grew up in, when one income, and not even an educated one, provided all you needed for a comfortable middle class family life. In those days, we didn’t have people on one end of the spectrum, driving the prices up so high that most of us can no longer play in the game.

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      • deak stevens

        I grew up in the 50’s my dad brougjt home well under $100 per week yet he was able to give all 4 boys 10 cents allowance.we put or money together bought a loaf of french bread a each a soda.great days.

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      • Danno

        It’s a nice thought, I can even say I’m right there beside you, but IMO, it’ll take a significant cultural shift to break the cycle of things as they are. Until then, a Nintendo Playstation is worth $360k and there are people capable of paying for it on impulse.

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      • Susan McKee

        NBA and NFL players make that much, considering they get a ‘game check’. They are paid for the hours played, not the rest of the time needed for practice, etc.

    • Johnny

      Your right. Just think how many sick kids could have been helped? Who ever bought it. I guess they know their isn,t a doctor could not fix them. What they have-“STUPID”

  3. Mr. Bond

    So they thought they destroyed all but one? Or is this the one?

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  4. David

    you’ve got to be kidding????????????????

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  5. Francisco

    I wouldn’t pay $10.00 for every video game ever made. So there!

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  6. XJSLord

    I started with Video Games before I moved (aged) into cars. This is the holy grail of video games. This was before PlayStation was a company during the early/late 90s and Sony wanted to move into the video game market. I know there was a couple of these that survived, such as a prototype that used a disc instead of a cartridge. This particular example would only play Nintendo style Japanese spec Super Famicom cartridges- it was produced before they experimented with discs. I would love to have this in my collection!

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  7. Julian

    insert boomer comments here

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  8. geomechs geomechs Member

    I played some ‘PONG’ and ‘ASTEROIDS’ and that is about the extent of my video game history. I had two boys who got hopelessly addicted to ‘MARIO BROS’ and after that I never wanted to have anything to do with electronic games although I still like to take a trip through Memory Lane and play a game of Free Cell or Majong.

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  9. local_sheriff

    Of course this concept wouldn’t make it beyond prototype stage – it’s simply too well thought out. Apparently the concept of video games today is to introduce a new console each time some trendsetting game comes along – for then to never again introduce new games for the previous console…

    That means your new Playbox 37 or X-station XXIV is obsolete the moment you walk outside the store, and rather than having the hassle of installing it you might as well deliever it at your local recycling center before you get home… I guess this proves I fell off the video game bandwagon after the NES 8bit console was obsoleted

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    • Gary S.

      I’m sure that’s part of it too.Today’s games are so expansive that older consoles do note have the computing power to process them. Technology moves quickly and the upgrades to graphics and gameplay requires faster and faster processors,larger memory,higher resolution graphics cards,ect. I play games currently and even the older games i play on PS3 are just massive.It takes hundreds of hours to find every location and did every mission on some games.

  10. Mikey8

    Can we get back to the basics??? Automotive Barn finds. Not these pristine cars or boats or planes. You are taking this site away from what it was.

  11. Johnny

    I bought a–I thought –a record album –of Star Track. To give to my friend Nunzio Pagano–formerly of Pittsburg,Pa. He had a chroprictor practice in Summersville. When I went into his office and GAVE it to him. He almost passed out. He asked me if I knew what it was worth. I told him I knew he collect Star Wars stuff. Saw it and isn,t it a musical album. He said it was priceless and one of the most rarest item of Star wars to find. Its priceless. He offered to write me a big check for it and I refused . I told him I got it for him because he was my friend and always treated me good. He said he was gonna have a special frame made to put it in and hang it on his wall. . To me–money can be spent on helping people. He was a great friend and I am glad he was happy. Does anyone know the value it would have been?

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