Last month, an extremely rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype was auctioned off,media reported. It seems that the highest bid soon rose to nearly $50,000, and as more collectors decide to pay, the offer is getting higher. Now that the auction is over, the final bid is as high as $300,000.
It is understood that, together with a buyer’s premium, the console’s final sale price was $360,000. While this may seem like a lot of money, as Polygon points out, it’s actually lower than sellers and many collectors expect. In fact, the seller sued the final price because they told Kotaku that they had rejected a $1.2 million offer from a potential Norwegian buyer.
Whether it’s $300,000 or $1.2 million, it’s clear that the Nintendo PlayStation will be able to get a lot of money at auction. The Nintendo PlayStation console was the product of the Nintendo and Sony team work and eventually led the creation of Sony’s gaming division. Initially, it was assumed that it would be a CD-ROM add-on to Super Nintendo.
Given that Nintendo’s partnership with Sony has been in business for nearly 30 years, this prototype is rare, so finding one is definitely big news.
Apparently, Nintendo’s choice to abandon Sony in favor of working with Philips has led Sony to create a gaming division and a successful PlayStation series.