Meet Pluto, the prototype SEGA console that never saw the light of day

19 Apr

sega pluto prototype

 

We are all fascinated by prototype and obscure dev kit from the past, especially when they come from the somehow mysterious SEGA hardware dev department (that obviously is no more).

So you probably already hear about this kind of stuff, like, for example the SEGA Neptune, but we’re quite sure that the SEGA Pluto is something new for most of you (and also for us).

A couple of days ago, a SEGA ex-employee shared with the world the first pictures about a piece of hardware that never saw the light of day, nothing really out of this world, but basically an internet enabled Saturn, codename: Pluto.

sega pluto prototype

 

sega pluto prototype

 

sega pluto prototype

 

Here’s what the owner said about how he got the prototype:

“Sega is a company with a history of turmoil. Employee turnover is a sad theme, and the Sonic Reaper (as we call him) strikes all too frequently. As such, the past gets forgotten quickly — treasures from the previous generation are quickly cast aside, as a new regime tries to make a name for themselves (or justify their existence). As such, some of said treasures get left on laid-off-peoples’ desks. And in a beautiful twist of fate, this beauty ended up finding its way to my desk, and then in a box with the rest of my stuff when I left Sega.”

The sticker under the console says “PLUTO-02″ so this means that should be even a prototype 01, somewhere, maybe. And there is indeed!

After the pics went online, the owner of the other known Pluto showed up with this video.

Did you hear? This Pluto is going to find its way to ebay! Stay tuned.

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2 Responses to “Meet Pluto, the prototype SEGA console that never saw the light of day”

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  1. SEGA Pluto up to auction on eBay | That Damn Pixel - 7 May 2013

    [...] you remember the huge revelation about the two super-secret SEGA Pluto prototype consoles we told you a while ago? Good, because one of them is currently on [...]

  2. What happened to the SEGA Pluto eBay auction? | That Damn Pixel - 13 May 2013

    […] So, let’s recap a bit. Firstly a former SOJ (see: SEGA of Japan) employee revealed a very old console prototype, called SEGA Pluto, that basically is just a Saturn with internet connection, but there are no other known unites around, so we assume it’s pretty rare. Than another guy (pictured above), after seeing all the news about the Pluto, realized that he got one in his collection (what a lucky guy!). So only two of them in the entire world, still pretty rare. […]

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