A relic of a console era long past might soon be entering the free market. A prototype console mash-up from Sony and Nintendo, often referred to as the "Nintendo PlayStation," has made the rounds at conventions and expos, and now its owner is thinking about putting it up for purchase.
Shibuya Productions writer and producer Cedric Biscay first publicized the owner Terry Diebold's desire to sell on Twitter, posting a few glamour shots of the hybrid prototype. Biscay says he's "very curious" to know what the final sale price will be for this little piece of hardware history.
Terry Diebold that we have invited several years ago at @MagicMonaco just informed me that he wants to sell his Nintendo PlayStation official prototype. I am very curious to know about the final price for this !- Cedric Biscay (@CedricBiscay) October 1, 2019
I guess a crazy World Record will happen... #nintendoplaystation pic.twitter.com/9C0FXiC9CZ
Diebold shared the message on his own social feed, providing an email address for any interested party to get in contact. He makes a joking comment about not taking low offers in the replies, but also delves into his reasoning behind selling it:
I've been doing this for years now & it has cost me money out of my pocket let alone personal time too share it with everyone! I haven't made a cent.- terry diebold (@terry51d) October 2, 2019
Diebold has been touring conventions for a while now with his son, showcasing the prototype system. Some have suggested selling or donating it to a museum, though it doesn't look like interest has been expressed yet by any organizations. Hopefully the prototype finds its way to a place where more folks can check it out, and preservationists can make sure this bizarre mash-up of Sony and Nintendo survives the ages.