The recent discovery of what is thought to be a Nintendo PlayStation caused a huge buzz on the internet with a number of popular culture sites reporting on it. If there’s anyone to ask about the project then it is Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios. Yoshida was working at the company when the prototype was going ahead and says that he actually played some games on the legendary device. However, he didn’t want to spoil the mystery, so he wouldn’t confirm or deny whether it is in fact the real deal.
“When I joined Ken Kutaragi’s team [in 1993], there was a system called ‘Play Station’ that had both Super Nintendo cartridge support and some disc game support. Actually, I played some games [on it] as well.”
Alas, the exec made it very clear that he couldn’t confirm whether the recently surfaced “Nintendo PlayStation” device was legit, but he did give a cool reason.
“Somehow, I think it’s more fun to keep it kind of a mystery.”