Dedicated Nintendo fans know the story well. There was a time when Nintendo and Sony were working together for an add-on to the Super Nintendo that would bring CD technology to the platform. The deal was incredibly far along, resulting in functioning prototype hardware, but Nintendo got cold feet at the last minute. The Big N decided to part ways with Sony, and in a very public fashion that blindsided Sony. This is what led Sony to strike out on their own, resulting in the release of the PlayStation…and the rest is history.

While there’s another universe out there where Sony and Nintendo did release the Nintendo PlayStation, we live in the world where that project never came to be. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some artifacts from those collaborative days though, and one such piece of Nintendo and Sony history is about to go up for auction.

Heritage Auctions has announced that they’ll be auctioning off a Nintendo PlayStation SNES Prototype Controller from August 22nd to 24th, 2024. There’s no doubt this auction will attract a ton of attention, as a Nintendo PlayStation console prototype sold for $360,000 back in 2020. Interest in the device and all of its peripherals has only grown since, so expect this to be a very hotly-contested auction.

If you want to get a closer look at the auction and see more on the hardware in general, check out the Heritage Auctions listing.

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