Nintendo Playstation !! Yes You Read That Right

Alright, we have a bit of a treat here.  The fabled Nintendo PlayStation.   We knew about the existence of this console about a year ago, but it never got the spotlight that it deserved because its main feature was thought to be kaput, a lost cause.  After a whole year of tearing it down and tinkering with its internals though it seems Ben Heck of the Ben Heck Show managed to get it to fire up by fixing a few connections and moving some stuff around.

This unreleased console would have come out to the public in the early 90s before the original Sony PlayStation.  Just stop and think for a moment about what the video game landscape would look like today if this console had released and was a success.  I’m not sure there would have been any room for a Xbox in a world where there was a Sony/Nintendo partnership on this level.

Anyway, back to reality. This console was never released therefore are no games officially available because there were none developed.  You can’t just pop in a PlayStation game as this was made before it and uses a different proprietary code to execute the disc.  Music CD’s do work though, and there are a few homebrew disc images available online though but only a few as of this writing work.  The developers of these homebrew games are working with the very limited knowledge of the hardware.  The point is the disc drive on a once thought to be dead and probably only of its kind console works and that’s pretty awesome in my books.


Source: Engadget

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