Sony and Nintendo had once made a legendary games console that incorporated both a CD drive and SNES cartridge slot. The ‘Play Station’ was a prototype (only 200 were made), but it never came into the market because Nintendo abruptly pulled out of the deal. Sony went on to create their own Playstation.
No one knew where this prototype was, until 2009, when a man named Terry Diebold found it in a pile of junk and bought it for a mere $75. Terry has had many offers to buy this console, up to $1.2 million. After rejecting all the offers, he has finally decided to auction the Play Station.
Terry has toured around the globe with his prized console. On his decision to auction it, he says, “I can’t keep losing money. ‘I’ve put a lot of work into this by travelling with it and we have made nothing on it. Every trip that we… have taken with it has cost us money out of pocket.”
It is officially going on sale on Heritage Auctions. We’re guessing a lot more than the initial offering of $1.2 million is expected. Only 200 such prototypes were made, and this is the last one in private possession. So if you’re interested and want to start saving up for it, the auction date is February 2020.