The customer of the prototype “Nintendo PlayStation” is Greg McLemore, an entrepreneur most effective known for starting the flip-of-the-century tech-bubble bust Pets.com.
Forbes reported the buyer’s identification on Saturday. McLemore, 51, has spent 20 years assembling a assortment of rare and vintage video games and arcade amusement machines. A 2015 profile in Robb Picture famend that he made his first purchase shortly after selling 50 percent of Pets.com to Amazon and turning the company over to a original CEO.
Pets.com went bust in November 2000, following a marketing campaign that made its sock puppet mascot a minor pop-tradition large name.
McLemore, to Forbes, called the $300,000 (plus a $60,000 buyer’s top class) that he paid for the Nintendo PlayStation “inexpensive” when compared to latest auctions, fancy a mint-situation reproduction ofLarge Mario Bros.that sold for $100,000; McLemore said he reached out to seller Terry Diebold and made a $100,000 supply for the machine a few years ago.
McLemore told Forbes he intends to loan the Nintendo PlayStation to the University of Southern California’s Pacific Asia Museum, for an display next spring and summer season showcasing Asian influence on the video games industry.