The owner of what is believed to be the only remaining Super Nintendo PlayStation prototype (outside of Sony's archives) has decided to sell this extremely rare system early next year via Heritage Auctions, after knocking back a million-dollar offer previously.

For the uninformed, this unreleased system is able to play both Super Famicom cartridges and CD-ROM, but never saw the light of day due to Nintendo and Sony's cancellation of the project in the early '90s, which led to the eventual release of the PlayStation in 1994.

The individual who acquired this machine at an abandoned property lot auction in 2009 – known as Terry Diebold – has since toured around the world to various classic gaming expos with his son, showing it to as many video game fans as possible.

Unfortunately, this has been costly – with Diebold telling Kotaku he had spent a lot of time and money travelling and has received "nothing" in return.

I’ve put a lot of work into this by travelling with it and we have made nothing on it.

He's now ready to cash in this rare hardware and has already turned down an individual from Norway who offered $1.2 million for the system – so there's expected to be "some big money" splashed out at the upcoming auction on 27th February 2020.

You can view a preview listing on Heritage Auctions.

[source kotaku.com.au]