If it is legitimate, I think I get why Nintendo bailed on this project. Where is the name, Nintendo, anywhere in prominent view on this thing?! It makes it look like Sony were just muscling them out of the console business. It kind of reminds me of that scene in the Woody Allen movie, Broadway Danny Rose, when his client tells him he has to make a change of management.
I read somewhere that Final Fantasy VII was going to be one of the first games for the system. It looks and feels to me like what a Super Nintendo with those duel 32-bit RISC chips would crank out. I think that what Nintendo did later in the N64 was truer to the nature of gaming and supporting quality games. In my opinion Sony has always been about mass production of media and having do-all machines. Nintendo as a company with quality minded software would have taken a back seat to the those newfangled compact disk thingies that people were going berserk about. Then Sony brings out the Playstation , which you got if you wanted a gaming rig and a CD player (and a VCD player in the eastern world, with the VCD module) in one. Next was the PS2 which was your first DVD player...and it played games, sure. And the PS3 for Blue Ray (because we all knew that HD-DVD was never going to make it) aaaaand a few pretty nice games. Now you get the PS4 for it's DLC connection (which is cheaper than a PC and more powerful than a smart phone or Android). Nintendo would have been going against their own creed as well as being the new dust on the shelf next to everyone's CD collection. Cartridges are better, last longer, are solid state and the Nintendo 64 is a blast to play to this day! If I'm going to play a PS1 game it's going to have the resolution cranked up and be on PC with an emulator. I think what Nintendo did back then was for the gamers and themselves. I think what they're doing today is pretty sad. It's probably a real prototype, but like the interviewer said, I would like to see it boot up. There should be some type of info on it's voltage somewhere on the system. I really don't think it would hurt to try an SNES power supply with it, as that would have been a smart thing to use considering they already had aftermarket ones and replacement ones out everywhere. I wouldn't want it fried either, though... Very interesting!
I think Sony us being given an unwarranted hard time over this from some people. Each generation of the PlayStation has being one of the top 2 consoles of its time.Nintendo cocked up the contract with Sony, dumped them very acrimoniously and thought they could just write off whatever Sony had planned. Arrogance in itself and a lot of industry insiders where happy to see Sony arrive and offer competition.
Don't get me wrong i loved the first Playstation, but the direction Sony has taken the PS3 and now PS4 with its PC style has ruined the console experience imo, yes the XB1 has to install too, but it was the PS3 that started console game installing as mandatory because they wanted to shove its its Blu-ray device down peoples throats, same for DVD in the PS2, this is why they have higher consoles sold than would have been without these media players.Yes Nintendo treated Sony (and Philips) badly as well as most developers truth be told, but I'd rather have the industry it was compared to one we know have, which like it or not can mostly be attributed to Sony, which they themselves treated customers badly with the PS3 debacle, i no longer buy any 'console' where games installing or patching takes place, i like to play a game as soon as i buy it not wait an hour for it to install and download upgrades and patches!Anyway enough of my rant going off topic slightly!
Ah not that off topic (-; Installing games for me because of patches or upgrades is a godsend, the stuff that can get fixed is invaluable but where the practice falls down is when games are obviously released unfinished and no amount of patching can fix that - Halo Master Chief Collection anyone? Also computer gamers have been waiting for games to load or install for years (tape drives anyone?) so are console gamers just too impatient lol