The so-called “Nintendo Play Station” console, which was a fable system and the subject of video game lore, is now available to buy on an auction site. The website Heritage Auctions has listed the Nintendo PlayStation console, and this is said to be the first time one of the units has been available at a public auction. Only 200 of these were ever made, and some or all of the other units were reportedly destroyed, but not this one.
The folks at Heritage Auctions say the console operates normally, and they played a few rounds of Mortal Kombat on it as a test. It’s now up for auction, and the current highest bid is 13,000. You can bid in increments of $500, and also bear in mind there is a 20 percent “buyer’s premium” attached, so $13,500 becomes $15,600, and so on.
The Only Known Nintendo PlayStation Is Up For Auction – Here’s Its Story: https://t.co/AGeVBlyTMU | The auction will commence on March 5, with bidding beginning on Valentine’s Day! #Nintendo #retrogamer #retrogaming #videogaming
— Heritage Auctions (@HeritageAuction) January 14, 2020
“By far, this is arguably one of the most notorious, mysterious, and controversial artifacts of the video game industry,” reads the auction description. “This prototype has been around the world and back again, admired and appreciated by video game enthusiasts from all over. Even though this is the closing of this portion of its narrative, it will continue to remain a pivotal piece of video game history no matter where it ends up.”
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