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Ten days, 89 bids and 47 bidders later the auction ended at a staggering $15,500. However, the reserve was not met. I repeat:
The reserve was not met.
Maybe next it’ll be a live, televised auction?
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, goes the old adage. This is certainly the case for Sega Pluto owner Roger Vega a.k.a. Kidvid666. His $1 purchase of the rare, prototype console at a flea market has put him in the focus of retro gaming enthusiasts around the globe. Of course, it was only until recently that Roger realized the significance of his special Sega Saturn variant, and as a result Roger looks set to make a tidy profit following the ending of his eBay auction.
The Nintendo 3DS port of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers will be published in Europe this autumn thanks to NIS America. The American arm of Nippon Ichi Software, NIS America have previously worked on titles such as Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 and the first Hyperdimension Neptunia.
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If you’ve been keeping up with the ongoing Sega Pluto saga then you’ll be aware that there are only two of the unreleased prototype consoles in existence, both originating in the U.S. and both are region locked to American Sega Saturn games. While this strongly suggests that Sega Pluto development was carried out almost exclusively by Sega of America, new evidence suggests that Sega Japan were working in some capacity on the Sega Pluto as well.
Assembler Games forum and Sega Saturno member Ryo Suzuki, who released these previously mysterious photos of a Sega Pluto terminal CD-ROM, has shown off an uncensored version of the photo along with a photo of a floppy disc that reads as follows:
PLUTO bus checker ver 0.2
Sega Enterprises. CSDD Dept. [Japanese]
M. Shinohara 96/10/16
The Japanese characters on the floppy disc combined with the fact that Ryo Suzuki claims these items were sourced from Japan opens up the possibility that Japanese versions of the Sega Pluto may exist in some form.
Additionally, due to the Japanese dating convention being the reverse of that used in most regions of the world, then Sega were working on the Sega Pluto as early as the very start of 1996 and were likely to have come up with the idea some time before.
We’ll keep bringing you all the Sega Pluto news as it comes, so be sure to stay up to date by following us on twitter @SegaAddicts or by downloading our handy iOS app. Hit the jump for full pictures of both the CD-ROM and the floppy disc.
[Source: Assembler Games]
Remember Segata Sanshiro? He was the way badass and tough mascot that the Sega Saturn had in Japan. He’d yell at children for not playing Sega games. He was a hero. In any case Japanese site/store ebten has now put up some Sanshiro themed merch including mugs, shirts, and more.
Unfortunately this is Japan-only stuff, so you should stop before you throw money at the screen just yet. Still there’s always eBay in the future if some lucky Japanese fellow is willing to offer up any of this sweet merchandise. In the meantime let’s keep pining for it!
[Source: Sega Driven]
Former Sega employee and owner of the rare prototype Sega Pluto console, Super Magnetic, has examined the back ports of his rare machine in order to find out more about it.
He’s noted that the Sega Pluto has 461 blocks of internal memory and also has a cart slot on the back, which is probably for Sega Saturn save and RAM cartridges.
Super Magnetic currently resides in Japan, but has stated that he is an American and used to work for Sega of America during the Dreamcast launch. As far as he’s aware the Sega Pluto was being developed in the US and no other regional models were created.
Finally, Super Magnetic has said that while he’s not actively looking to sell his rare piece of gaming history, he will let it go if the price is right. Unfortunately, you’re unlikely to get it for the mere $1 the other Sega Pluto owner got it for.
Stay with us as we deliver all the Sega Pluto news available. Also be sure to follow us on Twitter @SegaAddicts and download our iOS app to get instant Sega Pluto updates. Check out the full photo after the jump!
[Source: Assembler Games]
This fellow’s Sega Pluto looks looks identical to that of Super Magnetic’s aside from having a broken door hinge and for not having “Sega Saturn” printed on top.
Check out a full photo, complete with Anton LaVey’s Satanic Bible, after the jump!
When the Sega Pluto was uncovered, it sent a shockwave of thirst through the gaming community to find out more, including the weight being investigated. One forum member may have stumbled onto another part of the puzzle in a terminal software disc.
The Sega Saturn disc reads “For PLUTO” on disc and cover and the member, Ryo Suzuki, explained that he never understood the terminal CD but now it’s begun to make a “lot more sense.”
There’s undoubtedly going to be more forgotten discoveries to be made about Sega’s mysterious Pluto and if you want to keep your ears tight to the subject subscribe to @SegaAddicts and download our iOS app to get the information as we drop it.
The Sega Pluto, Sega’s unreleased prototype console, was a huge revelation when it surfaced yesterday after roughly 15 years in hiding. Those who read yesterday’s story will remember former Sega employee Super Magnetic mentioning the extreme weight of the console.
Well, it turns out he might have exaggerated a bit. After weighing the console himself he found it to be approximately 2.8kg, almost a kilogram less than that of the original Xbox (and that thing was proper heavy).
Super Magnetic also took a photo of the inside of the disc tray, a full version of which can be found after the jump.
[Source: Assembler Games]