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1. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 04:21 BST
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.
Edited on Wed 30th June, 2010 @ 14:00 by theblackdragon
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2. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 04:29 BST
These are fake. Photoshop, anyone?
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3. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 04:37 BST
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 :
(a updated Nes/Famicom one too)Dragonfly = Pilotwings...Other games (like Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts beta) and a arcade chopper game whose name i forgot... edit : it's Namco's Metal Hawk.Beta Mario World...
Credit goes out to the original poster of these images...Chris Covell's page 1 & Page 2
Edited on Sun 4th July, 2010 @ 16:22 by JGMR
4. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 04:38 BST
Those are definitely not fakes since they are scans from old magazines...
5. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 05:50 BST
Nintendo AVS (Advanced Video System), 1984 (American version of Famicom redesigned into a computer/console before NES was made)
Early NES designs :
Final design :
Thanks to Digitpress and Nesworld
Edited on Fri 25th June, 2010 @ 21:46 by JGMR
6. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 05:59 BST
Unreleased 16-bit TAITO CD-ROM based console WoWoW, 1992
Edited on Fri 25th June, 2010 @ 21:01 by JGMR
7. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 06:01 BST
Here are some early Wii-Mote designs and prototypes:
Edited on Fri 18th June, 2010 @ 06:03 by Link-Hero
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8. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 06:02 BST
9. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 06:03 BST
Super Nes (after the Super Famicom) concepts :
Edited on Fri 18th June, 2010 @ 07:11 by JGMR
10. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 06:07 BST
Some early Nunchuk and Classic Controler designs/prototypes:
11. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 06:13 BST
Original design of the Megadrive/Genesis controller(!) :
Sega's unreleased VR, that supposed to be compatible with the Megadrive/Genesis :
Sega 32X console, Neptune :
Sega Saturn prototypes and workstation :
Dreamcast's Zip collaborated Disc-system :
Dreamcast prototypes (Katana) :
Edited on Fri 2nd July, 2010 @ 01:26 by JGMR
12. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 06:19 BST
The prototype PSP, which looks more slick than what they put in the stores in my opinion...
13. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 06:41 BST
And of course the Ultra 64 :
Ultra 64 boards :
Thanks to X-Cult
Edited on Tue 29th June, 2010 @ 15:30 by JGMR
14. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 07:48 BST
WOOOOWWW!!A Dreamcast 2 prototype!!!!!!!
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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15. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 07:55 BST
I see, haha, thanks for pointing that one out y2josh
16. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 08:04 BST
No problem. Still looks pretty freaking sweet though.
17. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 10:26 BST
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!
Edited on Fri 18th June, 2010 @ 10:27 by Ristar42
18. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 16:02 BST
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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19. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 18:13 BST
Good grief, can we get this locked?
20. Posted: Fri 18th Jun 2010 23:40 BST
Locked? But this stuff is so fascinating! Why do you want it locked?