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Ben Heck's Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Teardown

Discussion in 'Retro Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Jul 25, 2016.

By GaryOPA on Jul 25, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    GaryOPA Master Phoenix Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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    No, it's not just a rumor -- it really does exist!

    All of our loyal readers here on MaxConsole have known about the 'Nintendo PlayStation' for a while now, but there been alot of debate over it, and now thanks to Ben Heck we get to see what makes it tick inside and how it all might have worked out for us gamers!


    It was originally thought to be a rumor: a games console that combined Sony and Nintendo hardware. Now Ben Heck proves it does exist.

    So after watching the two teardown videos, and reading about Ars Technica's hands-on with the prototype, what do you think about it all, is it sad we never got as hardcore gamers back then to buy this Nintendo/Play CD/Cartridge combo thingie, and instead were forced to buy two systems, the N64 and the PSX to play our beloved video games back then?

    Or was it a good thing that the companies went their own way, and this combo-thingie should have never existed in the first place not even as working prototype to talk about?

    NEWS SOURCE #1: Ben Heck's Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Teardown (via) EnGadget
    NEWS SOURCE #2: Ars Technica goes hands-on with the fabled Nintendo PlayStation (via) ArsTechnica
    NEWS SOURCE #3: Ben Heck's Teardown Videos Released (via) PSX-Place

    Our thanks to 'PSX-PLACE' for their YouTube links!
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Discussion in 'Retro Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Jul 25, 2016.

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      tech3475 Loyal Member

      Jul 2, 2007
      Overall I think the industry benefited from the break up, chances are even at a reduced price (considering the (lack of) components) compared to the Mega CD I think this would have failed for the same reasons as said console.

      The PS1 was in many ways a kick up the a*** for the industry, especially given Nintendo's hubris at the time and Sega's mis-management/flawed console.

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