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Nintendo PlayStation Super NES CD-ROM Prototype sold for over $300,000

A quick bit of news for you: that super rare Nintendo PlayStation Super NES CD-ROM Prototype has sold at auction for over $300,000.

The opening bid was set for $31,000 and the auction ended on February 27 with a winning bid $300,000.

With the buyers premium added in, the cost comes to $360,000 (thanks, Polygon). Many expected the device to sell for quite a bit more, especially since the owner was offered $1.2 million for it at one point.

Developed in a joint effort by Sony and Nintendo around 1992, this was the last remaining prototype of the alleged 200 created. The others were either lost or destroyed.

The prototype features a slot for Super Famicom and Super Nintendo games and a CD-ROM drive which was meant to play discs. While the drive was not working when it was found in 2009, it has been repaired and can play music discs.


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