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The other day, Dtoider kidvid666 revealed that he owns one of only two SEGA Pluto units in existence. As you may recall, the Pluto was a prototype revision of the SEGA Saturn with a built-in NetLink modem, but the idea was scrapped for one reason or another. Only two devices were allegedly produced, and kidvid666 was fortunate enough to score his for $1 at a flea market!
Now the lucky young rascal has placed the machine up for auction. A mere three bids have been made thus far, but already the price sits at $7600! That's a 759,900% increase on his initial investment, in case you were wondering, and that number is bound to shoot up even higher! Sure, he could have kept the device and been the envy of his peers for years to come, but that kind of scratch ain't nuthin' to scoff at either!
I just hope whoever is bidding isn't just running up the auction for kicks and giggles. I've seen that happen far too often for high-ticket scores such as this.
Yesterday we found out that a former Sega employee had in his possession an unreleased console called the Sega Pluto. The console is essentially the Sega Saturn, but with a Netlink built into it. The former Sega employee said that there are supposedly only two Pluto consoles that were ever made, and as it turns out, a Destructoid reader owns the other one!
Dtoid reader kidvid666 told me that he picked up the Pluto around five or six years ago at a flea market for just a $1. Yes, $1. Crazy! The system works, but the lid is broken and won't stay shut on its own.
kidvid is thinking about putting up the console on eBay at some point, and we'll let you know when that happens. In the meantime, you can see the console in action in his little video demo.
A forum poster over on Assembler Games has revealed something that's been in hiding for the last 14 years. Super Magnetic, as he goes by, was a former Sega employee that through a series of unfortunate events, came into the p...