The Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Is Now Functional Thanks to a Modder

YouTuber Ben Heck opened up the famous Nintendo PlayStation prototype to make it work

on May 7, 2017 3:12 PM

In the early 90’s Nintendo and Sony had been planning a collaboration where the two companies would work on building a new console together.

The console prototype was made to play cartridge-based games as well as discs. The deal went south quickly though in what could have been a, literally, game-changing partnership between Sony and Nintendo.

Most if not all of the prototypes were destroyed by Sony, and the original PlayStation became the product of the fallout between the two companies.

The story doesn’t end there though. In 2015 a Reddit user  found one of the consoles fabled prototypes in the wild.

Tech buff Benjamin Heckendorn recently released a video on his channel showcasing that same console prototype in action. Initially the prototype did not have a working disc drive, albeit the console did power on.

Heckendorn has fixed the console’s previously inactive disc drive, and he showed himself playing some emulator games on the rare device, since no games were developed for it.

You can check out Heckendorn’s video below.

Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.