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Original Nintendo/Sony PlayStation prototype found

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Looks kinda like a Sega Saturn
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The Sony PlayStation was, in the distant past, devised as a collaboration with Nintendo: a CD system that also played Super Famicom cartridges. The two parted ways in a less than amicable fashion before the system was produced, and then the PlayStation went on to become the system that Nintendo fanboys would simultaneously hate and own.
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that thing is sick... imagine the systems we would have today if that had worked out and nintendo and sony were still collaborating. we would have an inovative control system with amazing graphics for like $200... that would be sick... and btw i really want that oldschool combo system
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This really isn't news, its just not popular. This thing has been around for a while and if Nintendo/Sony had a better agreement, this is what you would have had 10 years ago.
    
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Oh boy.... I can only imagine how awesome that'd be... =(
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I wish games came on flash cartridges like they used to, but of course 5 GB cartridges. Load times would be better and no noisy drives. And you never had to worry about scratching those things.
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I wish games came on flash cartridges like they used to, but of course 5 GB cartridges. Load times would be better and no noisy drives. And you never had to worry about scratching those things.
Compact flash, anyone?
C'mon, Samsung is doing it, why can't the XBOX 1080 and Playstation 4 be Flash systems?
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i've seen a pic of it a while back ...
    
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It was known long before the ps1 came out that they were working with nintendo, I think nintendo had to sue cause sony cut them out of the whole thing after nintendo already supplied some technology, I cant remember what part nintendo had, but I want to say they were responsible for the processor.
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It was known long before the ps1 came out that they were working with nintendo, I think nintendo had to sue cause sony cut them out of the whole thing after nintendo already supplied some technology, I cant remember what part nintendo had, but I want to say they were responsible for the processor.
Nope. Nintendo had an agreement with Sony to produce the CD part of the system. Nintendo reneged on the deal at the last minute, and Sony didn't find out about it until they had already been talking up the new system at CES. Naturally Sony was ticked off, and they decided to take the technology they had invented and build a whole game system of their own around it. Thus, the PS1.
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