Earlier in the year, reports of a prototype Nintendo Sony console surfaced – having been found in some guy’s attic, marking the first public sighting of the fabled console in history.
The SNES-CD (also known as Nintendo Play Station or Super Disc) was meant to be a joint project between the two companies before their relationship soured. 200 prototype systems that supported Super Nintendo cartridges along with CD based games, but this was the first time one of those has come to the public’s attention.
At the time of posting the console’s discovery however, owners Terry and Dan Diebold were unable to power it up – leading to wide speculation of an elaborate hoax.
Well now it looks like those accusations of shenanigans can be put to the rest as the console has indeed been powered up and shown off during a Retro Gaming Expo in Hong Kong. According to Engadget – who met up with the rare SNES-CD’s owners, markings stamped on the CD drive indicate that it is the second of the 200 prototypes created.
Not a bad find indeed, the only thing of value in my attic is Christmas decorations.