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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2015, 03:46:08 AM »
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Well, it appears this was real after all:  We turned on the Nintendo PlayStation: It's real and it works.

Cool, great story. Nice to know it's real.

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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2015, 08:48:04 AM »
I dont know why people thought it was fake, thats todays society i suppose.

Shame there is no software to show, hopefully one day something gets leaked and they can get something working or more likely a fully working unit turns up.
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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2017, 19:13:03 PM »
This is a video posted just a couple of week ago that gives an in-depth look at the story behind the creation of the Nintendo Playstation as well as the story behind the father & son team who unearthed it for the rest of the world to see.

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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2017, 00:25:50 AM »
This is finally working!

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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2017, 16:24:02 PM »
I learned a lot from those two videos.

Sony should market this and hire after market developers to support the system. Nintendo could release cart games again. Making a profit off of cartridges without producing the hardware.

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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2017, 23:46:07 PM »
That is one nice dream! 
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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2017, 13:59:05 PM »
 :) Who is dreaming? LOL! Maybe a little.

Watching the video seemed like these fellows were common folk. The son admitted having work done to get it running detracts from the originality. Like the snub to certain people that wanted to buy the system.

Seems the major value to this system is ownership. The two fellows are getting star treatment by just owning it. Sell it and it is all over.

If I am wrong on any of my information, sorry. It was said that development of CD games would not have been on par with the Sega CD.

My take is over time developers always get the best out of a system. Was it to late? Not sure. By 1995 some amazing games were still being made for the SNES and Megadrive/Genesis. So if this had started in 1993 and been on market by 1994 it might have still sold.

I would buy a remake if new games were being made. Look at the after market 8 and 16 bit systems. They already play SNES games. Maybe the next FC Twin or Retron will include cd or dvd technology. It would make the X SNES worth more if newly developed games could be played on it.

Sorry for the ramble. Really neat prototype but when the common game player can not enjoy it, for me at least the interest goes out the door. I do have a short attention span. ;D

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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2017, 15:09:18 PM »
The thing I find the most interesting about this is just imagining how different things would be if this had been released. Without the Playstation that Sony launched on their own the Saturn wouldn't of been rushed to market and the Sega CD and 32X would have probably had a much longer life. The 3DO would have lasted a lot longer and the Jaguar would have had a much better chance. Who knows where we would be today and who would be the big players in the industry.

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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2017, 15:22:36 PM »
Agree. Maybe the 3DO M2 would have seen the light of day as an actual system

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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2017, 15:28:35 PM »
Good point. As a 3DO fan I was very disappointed when the M2 was cancelled.

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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2017, 15:29:41 PM »
Yes whilst the prototype (dev kit) is nice, hardware is nothing without software and this has none, plus its not like a lost bit of software that could be released decades later, even if they found  7th guest or whatever snes cd game it was, nobody could play it on real hardware.
So nice as it is, its no more than say a Panasonic M2, well actually its less than that, that actually has a few games the few owners can play!

[member=4393]Shadowrunner[/member] yeah would be interesting to wonder what if, i think Sony would have eventually got a decent machine in there, heck they were trying for years with various machines, MSX, CDi etc so if the Nintendo situation didn't cause it they would have muscled in a generation later
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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2017, 21:25:38 PM »
Yes, fascinating how one decision can shape what happens so much.  This device is another example of that and it is quite fascinating. It's cool to see it working, though!
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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2020, 16:00:38 PM »
Well, it's been a few years but the owner of this prototype has decided to sell!

Nintendo Playstation

It's only at $30,000 right now but I'm sure it will go a lot higher.


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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2020, 22:39:50 PM »
I'm not surprised.  I met him and his son at PRGE 2 years ago.  I got to see this thing "live and in real color."  Right now it's "only" at $145,000!
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Re: Prototype Sony PlayStation X SNES!
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2020, 15:08:56 PM »
That went up fast, with the 20% buyers premium it's now at $432,000!

 

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