Archaic PlayStation Concept Art

By Spencer . December 30, 2009 . 2:47am

imageBefore PlayStation became a household name Sony was working on a CD drive for the Super Famicom. You probably heard this story already and know the end result – a plastic gray console.


In between splitting with Nintendo and finalizing the design for the PsOne everything was on the table. Concept art for potential PlayStations like this model were floating around. The big difference here? This PlayStation reads “game cassettes” and is built like a discman.


Actually, it’s more like a Sega CDX.




Head over to the Lost Levels to see a few more “seminal” PlayStation pictures and imagine what could have been.

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  • malek86

    So it could read both cartridges and cd-roms? Cool. I kinda like it better than the real one – looks somewhat like the Saturn.

  • Wow I love that design! It looks much better than the one they went with. Too bad the nintendo deal never went through.

  • Chow

    Heh, I was like, “HEY that looks like a CDX” to the picture of the CDX, and then I saw that you were using it to make a visual comparison.

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