This old PlayStation console was built by Nintendo and Sony

July 4, 2015 by John Bazley

This old PlayStation console was built by Nintendo and Sony

Back in 1991, long before the release of the original Playstation, Sony asked Nintendo to help them build a CD-based console system. The professional relationship lasted for less than a year, but the two companies managed to produce 200 prototype PlayStations featuring both companies' logos before disbanding later in 1991. Nearly all of these prototypes, which can play both CD-based games and Super Nintendo games, were destroyed, but at least one still exists. A Denver, Colorado man was able to find the extremely rare console in his father's attic and posted pictures online. 

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The console looks like an old PC with a Super Nintendo controller and a slot for Super Nintendo. The unmistakable SNES controller bears the Sony PlayStation logo, which is undeniably strange to video game fans. Take a look at more pictures and a video below, courtesy of Polygon.

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