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Topic: The 'Lost prototype consoles' topic (warning: image-heavy)

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JGMR

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The original Playstation was a collaboration between Nintendo and Sony. For instance, the game Secret of Mana was originally intended to be released on CD format, but it didn't happen. The relationship didn't work out, and Sony left Nintendo to work further on their Playstation which ultimately was released in 1994, and was met to tremendous success. Nintendo on the other hand, still desiring to release Nintendo games on CD-format, stepped into the boat of Phillips to let them develop and release Nintendo licensed franchises like Mario and Zelda on their CD-I, whose games failed to meet the needs of the hardcore Nintendo-fans.

Here are some pictures of the lost console that never met the market.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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These are fake. Photoshop, anyone?

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JGMR

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Super Famicom prototypes & controllers :

Notice the absence of the shoulder-buttons and grey overlay with button mapping on the right, the different position of the start & select button and the name...Super Family :

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(a updated Nes/Famicom one too)
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Dragonfly = Pilotwings...
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Other games (like Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts beta) and a arcade chopper game whose name i forgot... edit : it's Namco's Metal Hawk.
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Beta Mario World...
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Credit goes out to the original poster of these images...Chris Covell's page 1 & Page 2

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JGMR

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Those are definitely not fakes since they are scans from old magazines... ;)

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Nintendo AVS (Advanced Video System), 1984 (American version of Famicom redesigned into a computer/console before NES was made)

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Early NES designs :

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Final design :

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Thanks to Digitpress and Nesworld

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Unreleased 16-bit TAITO CD-ROM based console WoWoW, 1992

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Link-Hero

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Here are some early Wii-Mote designs and prototypes:

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JGMR

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Thanks Link-hero! :)

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JGMR

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Super Nes (after the Super Famicom) concepts :

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Link-Hero

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Some early Nunchuk and Classic Controler designs/prototypes:

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JGMR

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Original design of the Megadrive/Genesis controller(!) :

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Sega's unreleased VR, that supposed to be compatible with the Megadrive/Genesis :

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Sega 32X console, Neptune :

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Sega Saturn prototypes and workstation :

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Dreamcast's Zip collaborated Disc-system :

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Dreamcast prototypes (Katana) :

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JGMR

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The prototype PSP, which looks more slick than what they put in the stores in my opinion...

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JGMR

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And of course the Ultra 64 :

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Ultra 64 boards :

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Thanks to X-Cult

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y2josh

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90%27s+Gamer wrote:

WOOOOWWW!!

A Dreamcast 2 prototype!!!!!!!

Did you read the article you got that picture from? http://www.tssznews.com/2009/12/09/rumor-photo-of-dreamcast-2...

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JGMR

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I see, haha, thanks for pointing that one out y2josh :)

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y2josh

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No problem. Still looks pretty freaking sweet though.

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Ristar42

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The Hi-Saturn wasn't a prototype, it was retailed I believe in Japan. Just like the Gamecube that played DVDs, another relatively unknown hardware variation - I saw one once - should have bought it!
Excellent topic by the way!

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The_Fox

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Man, some of those prototypes were ugly. I guess that's what the marketing people are for. :)

Thanks for the interesting pics, though!

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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Good grief, can we get this locked?

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EarthboundBenjy

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StarFox wrote:

Good grief, can we get this locked?

Locked? But this stuff is so fascinating! Why do you want it locked?

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