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The Nintendo PlayStation sells for $360,000 at auction
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The Nintendo PlayStation sells for $360,000 at auction


As with any high-profile auction, the software was expected to attract tall bids, and for a time it did. At one point in the bidding job, even Oculus founder Palmer Luckey took part. On the alternative hand, it’s probably fair to say its outgoing homeowners were hoping for a greater final consequence — despite the fact that the auction dwelling the file for the most costly section of game memorabilia ever sold.

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Engadget’s Richard Lai chronicled the fascinating history of the console back in 2015. The prototype was originally owned by extinct Sony Computer Entertainment America president Olaf Olafsson. A man named Terry Diebold (pictured below) won the console in a bankruptcy auction for a mere $75. It stayed disregarded in his attic till his son, Dan Diebold, realized what they had on their hands with the assistance of a Reddit put up. Since then, the 2 have toured with the prototype, taking it with them to retro gaming conventions. In December, the elder Diebold toldKotakusomeone provided $1.2 million to recall the console.

Nintendo PlayStation
It is believed the software represents Sony’s first attempt at creating its gain gaming hardware. It adds a built-in CD-ROM to the Shipshape Nintendo Entertainment Gadget (SNES). Had Sony and Nintendo continued their partnership, the console would have allowed the SNES to play CD games. After a falling out with Nintendo, Sony went on to release the original PlayStation and the remainder, as they say, is history.

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