A few months back, we got to know that an ultra-rare Nintendo x Sony “Play Station” prototype was going to be up for grabs via Heritage Auctions and we instantly knew some big numbers will be involved in this sale. Well, the auction is live and the top bid has already crossed the $350,000 mark in no time. The Nintendo Play Station Super NES CD-ROM Prototype from 1992 is one the most sought-after classic gaming collectibles. Only 200 of them were built and its existence remained a myth for a long time. This particular unit is believed to be the last remaining prototype of the failed joint-venture and this is also the very first time it will ever be offered at public auction.
Live bidding for the console will take place on March 6th and the final price will quite possibly be a seven-figure sum. In fact, the console’s current owner, Terry Diebold, revealed that he’s “turned down 1.2 million” in the past, which clearly tells he is expecting a bigger sale price. And it’s quite possible as some big names are involved in the auction. Oculus VR founder took to Twitter to announce that at one point he was the highest bidder at $205,000. Are we looking at a new auction record? We’ll soon get to know!