The only known Nintendo PlayStation is sold at auction well below expected
Do you remember the unique prototype console with a CD created between Sony and Nintendo that went on sale last year? Well the news is that its owner has already managed to sell it through auction, and has done so for more than $ 300,000 (360,000 adding the corresponding commission). Its about only known prototype of this collaboration
The history of this very rare prototype is fascinating: originally owned by a former CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, the Norwegian Olaf Olafsson. The executive subsequently worked in a company where he coincided with the hitherto owner of the prototype, Terry Diebold; When the company went bankrupt, some pieces of hardware were auctioned internally, among which was the very rare Nintendo PlayStation, which Diebold bought.
Its owner stored it in a simple box for years, until his son discovered it, uploading images to the internet that raised the suspicion of the community. Realizing the piece of history that the family had kept in a box, Diebold and his son began to take the prototype for all kinds of video game fairs until they decided to sell it to the highest bidder. Not before worrying about fixing the CD player, which had stopped working due to poor storage conditions.
The owner of the Nintendo PlayStation claimed in 2019 that he had rejected an offer of 1.2 million
Diebold put the console prototype on sale last year, but it has not been until now when the public auction has taken place at the Heritage Auctions house, where it has started with a minimum bid of $ 31,000. Apparently only a bid of $ 300,000 has been made, a bid that has finally taken the prototype. The final price does not seem to meet the expectations of your seller, who in 2019 he claimed that he had rejected an offer of 1.2 million, hoping to get more for this rare collector's item.