12 Rare and Retro Video Game Consoles Every Collector Should Covet

Despite only entering the console market in the mid-1990s, Sony has since gone on to dominate the industry and is only rivaled by Nintendo in terms of sheer numbers. The company’s success in the world of gaming all started with the release of the original PlayStation 1 — often known simply as the PS1 — which competed with the Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn.

Having sold over 100 million units, the PS1 is one of the most successful consoles ever made. However, Sony was seemingly very happy to have the system sell just 10 million units, with the company launching a special commemorative version of the console. Featuring a Midnight Blue colored case and controller, the promotional PlayStation was available in Europe, Japan, and the U.S., with 300 made available across all three regions.

Unlike other versions of the PS1, this special model was region-free, allowing those who owned it to play imported games from any region. It also included a special memory card with the same color as the console and controller. Boxed versions of the console have sold for as much as $20,000, making it one of the most valuable original PlayStation models.

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