That Nintendo PlayStation works!


At least partially

Real or fake, I was fascinated by that so-called Nintendo PlayStation.

The system, a sort of Super Nintendo with a CD drive, was produced through a partnership with Sony but never saw a commercial release. The machines are exceedingly rare, but one of fell into the spotlight this year, and now it's back. The owners were finally able to find a power supply.

Terry and Dan Diebold invited Engadget to test out the console in Hong Kong (they're in town for a retro gaming convention, naturally) and the thing works -- to an extent. It plays cartridges like Super Bomberman 5, but the most exciting part, the CD-ROM drive, hasn't cooperated yet.

The Diebolds allowed Restart Workshop's Daniel Lee to put the system under an x-ray machine and take it apart. There are lots of cool new photos. "I got to see the real deal so I can't discredit it," he told the outlet. "And there's even an OS. You can't question it. It can't be fake. Going back to the chips we saw earlier on the logic board: NEC used to make gaming consoles, and Sony also participated here. And with Nintendo as part of this team, you just can't discredit this."

The craziest bit of all? Terry only paid $75 for the system as part of a bankruptcy auction.

We turned on the Nintendo PlayStation: It's real and it works [Engadget]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Jordan Devore
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC   gamer profile

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. more + disclosures



Filed under... #Hardware #History #Nintendo #retro #Sony #Super Nintendo



You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!