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Ultra-rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype sells for just $360,000

Postby pennymachines » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:21 pm

Ultra-rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype sells for just $360,000 at auction after owner turned down $1.2 MILLION from a private buyer ‘because he thought he could make more money out of a bidding war’ Mailonline, 9th March

An American coin-op collector (well known to many collectors here, and member of this forum) bought a rare prototype of the unreleased ‘Nintendo PlayStation’ console at auction on Monday. I'm sure it wasn't the first vendor to learn a lesson too late about the danger of holding out for more. SkEpTiCaL


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Re: Ultra-rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype sells for just $360,000

Postby treefrog » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:53 pm

What coin does it take !2CENTS! !2CENTS!

I do agree though on a number of occasions people have made good offers for machines I have had and decided not to push too much and certainly not go to auction if they offered a fair price....at the end of the day if you are better off, sometimes better to let someone else enjoy if it is not a key part of your collection..

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Re: Ultra-rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype sells for just $360,000

Postby coppinpr » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:37 pm

pity it wasn't part of the Coventry auction, the two "J"s could have bought the Counden luxury country club with the commission and turned it into " the national museum of coin operated amusement machines and dedicated auction house" (and kept the bar) :cool:

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Re: Ultra-rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype sells for just $360,000

Postby cait001 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:18 pm

I don't like focusing on the money angle. Kudos to Ben Heck for all the work he did on this console, and to the new owner who wants it to be exhibited often.

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Re: Ultra-rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype sells for just $360,000

Postby brigham » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:20 pm

The 'money angle' is all that the General Public understand.
It's what sells the newspapers.
I had my Novelty Merchantman in the reception at work when I first got it. I was hoping for some childhood reminiscences about the old arcade days.
All I got was "****in' 'ell, that must be worth a fortune!".
I took it home.

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Re: Ultra-rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype sells for just $360,000

Postby gameswat » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:18 pm

I wonder why the European who made the 1.2 million offer didn't end up buying it at the auction? :!?!: Maybe got bored and moved onto other things.....

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Re: Ultra-rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype sells for just $360,000

Postby coppinpr » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:48 am

I wonder why the European who made the 1.2 million offer didn't end up buying it at the auction?
do we know that he didnt and got a bargain? I only scanned through the video and didn't notice what it said about the buyer, even if it appears he didnt he may well have bought it through a false bidder,it would make sense for both the seller and buyer not to let it be known that someone who offered 1.2 m was one of the bidders


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