Teardown shows hardware of Nintendo Sony PlayStation prototype




The prototype of the CD-ROM extension made ​​by Sony and Nintendo for the SNES is subject to a teardown. An analysis of the intestine shows that could hardly make the ‘PlayStation’ games for the Nintendo console.

Ben Heckendorn takes the Nintendo Sony console apart in an episode of his Ben Heck Show. It’s the prototype a year ago appeared . The existence of the prototype at the time confirmed the rumors that Nintendo and Sony have collaborated on a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES. The device, known as SFX-100 is a combination of both: the console includes a CD-ROM drive, but also the hardware of a regular Super Nintendo console.

According to Ben Heck is the hardware of the SFX-100 unable SNES games to look more beautiful. The SFX-100 prototype is what components the regular Super Nintendo, with a CD-ROM drive, a microprocessor that control and some additional memory chips. The CD section, also known as single add-on could appear before the SNES game was not able to provide better graphics. It is possible that one of the reasons that the add-on was never released. Competitor Sega spent in the same period a CD-ROM add-on for the Mega Drive console, which does about hardware disposal to games look better to show off.

The purpose of the teardown is to get working again the CD-ROM drive of the device. The first episode is devoted to the analysis of the hardware, but Heckendorn hopes the device up and running to get there and will report on it in a new video. There are never any games on CD-ROM released for the system, so that way games on the unique Sony-Nintendo console will not be possible. Well Ben Heck hopes that it succeeds to run an audio CD. Incidentally working prototype already in combination with regular SNES cartridges.


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