The story of the Nintendo PlayStation console is one of the most interesting stories in the history of gaming. Many people wouldn’t know, but Nintendo and Sony almost released a console together before subsequently wanting different things and falling out, leading to Sony releasing the PlayStation.

There’s only very few of these prototypes in existence, and this is the first time that somebody has actually been able to get one working. On the latest episode of the Ben Heck Show, we get a closer look at the unit actually running. Unfortunately, as no games exist for the console, he’s only able to get home-brew applications running on the unit.

The Nintendo PlayStation was a CD-Rom enhanced version of the Super Nintendo. It was publicly revealed in 1991, before Nintendo backed out of the arrangement, instead going into partnership with Philips.

It all worked out pretty well for PlayStation though, as we know just how well that went for them.