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    Default Nintendo PlayStation sells for $360k

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/07/tech/...rnd/index.html

    Being that it is the only copy left in existence, is this basically the holy grail of video games? In the words of Indiana Jones "That belongs on a museum!" hehe

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    The buyer of the prototype "Nintendo Play Station" has been revealed as Greg McLemore, founder of internet-store-turned-infamous-bust Pets.com:

    https://www.polygon.com/2020/3/8/211...-greg-mclemore

    Apparently, he will be loaning it to a museum, as it turns out.
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    Still a ridiculous price. Take a 0 off of it and it’d be reasonable. Still glad it’s going to a museum, but no piece of video game history should fetch a six figure price. At least it’s not nearly as ridiculous as art which has scads of pieces that are 6 figures or even 7-8 figures.
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    It says it'll be loaned to USC's Pacific Asia Museum for an "exhibit next spring and summer" so it seems like it won't be on display on a permanent basis. I'm surprised it didn't sell for even more honestly. It's one of a kind and represents a massive turning point chapter in both companies' history.

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    I tend to agree with ArcadePerfect...this is a unique and one-of-a-kind artifact of a "what-if" alternate history that almost happened. Had Nintendo teamed up with Sony, it would have radically altered the video game landscape and history would look very different. This is a "what if someone went back in time to kill a pivotal historical figure" kind of item - evidence of a world that could have existed, but didn't. It honestly belongs in a museum for good; hoping it eventually gets donated there.
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    Cool console, but it’s interesting how evidently 200 of them were made, and there is only an assumption that they were destroyed - and I’m betting that assumption is perpetuated by little more than myth, and those that have some vested interest in keeping that myth alive. It would be interesting if another turned up. But either way, that price is very surprising. I fully understand the significance of the console, however I just didn’t think this Super-Sony-Nintendo-CD-failed-venture-where-Sony-taught-Nintendo-a-lesson mysticism Is worthy of that ludicrous price paid.
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