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Pluto Unveiled

Out of this world...

Indeed it is out of this world. You can't get it anywhere. We're talking about the SEGA Pluto, a prototype console meant to be, in short, a Saturn with internet access.

A former SEGA employee has spilled the beans on the specs and looks of this previously unheard of console prototype, 14 years after its development. Here's a quick list of the system's specifications:

  • Dial-up (Wow!) modem for online play
  • Two controller ports
  • Flip top drive bay
  • Cartridge slot
  • Power and reset buttons
  • Weight of 2.8 kgs

SEGA really thinks ahead of its time... or so it did. We know the Dreamcast pioneered online play on a home console. But this means SEGA could've lead the way with the Saturn a few years before.

Here are a few screenshots of the prototype's looks and one of the console in action. This is one out of two working prototypes. It's actually prototype number 2, a region locked USA NTSC model.

You can also click here to check the full post made by said former employee in the Assembler Games message boards. Seems that, as the years go by, we keep digging out new pieces of SEGA history!

SOURCE: Assembler Games forums, via SEGAnews.

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18th April, 2013 - 00:43 GMT KC Article viewed 487 times 2 Comments

Comments:

blkbrdsr71 18th April, 2013 - 23:44

Yeah, but does it make toast... :P

SoloNerfherder 22nd April, 2013 - 07:27

2.8 kgs??? That sounds heavy. How does that compare to the Saturn?


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