Way back in the 90′s, there were only two video game companies that mattered. On one hand, you had Nintendo, who rolled out the Super Nintendo and stuck with the plastic cartridge format long after others went to video discs. On the other hand, you have Sega, which boosted its Genesis with a 32-bit plug-in, a CD attachment, and who knows what else to try and extend their console life beyond Nintendo’s. It didn’t work very well for Sega, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo didn’t nearly try the same thing. Back in the day, Nintendo and Sony were working together on a video game system that would play both DVDs and cartridges. This is rumored to be a prototype Nintendo PlayStation.
That’s right, Nintendo PlayStation. Nintendo would provide the SNES component, and Sony would provide the disc-playing game component. Sony and Nintendo would both get to sell the systems; Nintendo would get a CD add-on, and Sony would get the SNES port. This SuperDisc, if it is indeed real, is one of only 200 consoles of the type ever made. Even if it didn’t work–and it might work–it’s going to be worth a fortune, assuming it’s authenticated by experts as real. Otherwise, it’s a really good forgery.Technorati Tags: nintendo, nintendo playstation, nintendo snes, playstation, prototypes, sony, sony and nintendo, sony nintendo snes playstation, sony playstation, super nintendo