Ex-Employee Reveals 14 Years Old SEGA Pluto Prototype

An ex-SEGA employee revealed that he has owned an unreleased prototype of SEGA Pluto, which is a SEGA Saturn with a Netlink built in.

The ex-employee didn’t reveal his name, but he goes by the screen name “Super Magnetic” on the AssemblerGames forum. He explained that the prototype ended up on his desk after its original owner left the company. Later on, Super Magnetic left the company too, but he collected all the items on his desk, including the Pluto, in a box.

"This thing is a beast, and definitely the heaviest console I've ever held in my hands," Super Magnetic described the prototype. "The front features two controller ports, and on top you have a flip-top drive bay, a cart slot, a Power button, and the venerable Reset button. Note that the logo still says Saturn, so I'm guessing the Pluto codename was simply that, and they were thinking of branding it with the Saturn name ... The left and right sides feature beautiful-and-exotic vents, while the back is standard Saturn, save for the Netlink ports."

Super Magnetic was told that only two Pluto prototype units were ever built and that the one he has in number 2. The unit is still functional, but Super Magnetic couldn’t try it out with a game since he lives in Japan now and has no access to US Saturn titles

Nobody knows what happened to prototype unit number 1.

Make sure to check out SEGA Pluto in the gallery.

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Xbox One gets none and Playstation4 Fails... I'm sorry but Sony and Microsoft both suck when it comes to bringing out consistent quality games and gaming consoles at competitive prices, and Microsoft sucks more...and I only say Sony sucks because I didn't like their first console (which is a souped up version of the SNES/Super Famicon CD attachment, which was a Nintendo project that was scrapped, and was to be in direct competition with the SEGA CD...you can look this up in your old GamePro issues if you still got 'em...and the project was scraped for good reason being that SEGA no longer became a threat..this its also learned that Sony's 1st gaming console success was brought about indirectly by Nintendo.), and because of that, I never bought any of Sony's sequel consoles. I do own a 360 and Wii and I'm highly dissapointed with the 360 when comparing it to the Wii. First off, THE GAMES SUCK. I know Nintendo loves to reintroduce their core charcters ( eg. Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, etc...Sonic ...oops...), but they are masters at making great games with their line up and if you doubt that, and get with E3, the majority of reputable gaming mags, and history and time because Nintendo has already made history with their core characters and they are still here in today's time doing the same thing as in yesterday's time. Anywho..."pound-for-pound" a "gamer-purist" gets more gaming value for the dollar when not choosing to go with 360. The 360 stand-alone console is more expensive then the Wii without the wireless feature that already comes with the Wii (ie. Wii Remote vs Kinect)--a gamer will have to buy an expensive attachment for the 360 console in order to fully compete with the Wii features. Now the feature comparison: Aftering shelling out all that doe for the 360, you would think that their would be some convienece provided, or some complementary services render for paying a lot...i mean after all, people usually pay high buck for convenience. But Noooo...with Microsoft and gaming, you pay for more limitations. First off, the games that came with my Kinect (ie. Kinect Adventures) FAIL in comparison in gaming quality and replay value than that ones that came with my Wii (ie. Wii Sports). The controls for the Kinect games were laggy not intuitive as the Wii remote. Wii Sports gaming felt polished whereas Kinect Adventures felt like eating brand-X after being served Kellogg's. I FELT like I was almost emulating real-life bowling, boxing, golf, and tennis with Wii Sports (which game before Kinect Adventures); but with the Kinect, I felt like a scarecrow that was just extending its limbs, waving its hands in the air, and swaying from side-to-side (depending on the direction the wind's is blowing me I guess...). Also, the Will does not set a space requirement to use its wireless technology...but Kinect games will not function if the space is too small or multiplayer will not function if space is not large enough. Second, you have to pay a membership to play online with XBox, whereas its free on the Wii (and I hear its the same with playstation), but you can STILL obtain a free membership at Club Nintendo and earn points to purchase QUALITY games if you like (not like those on the iPhone...and those including like them classics (some deemed by E3) you loved on your old school Nintendo system...as well as new too). Third, Netflix is free on the Wii (provided that you already have a Netflix membership) but you have to pay for an xBox live membership regardless of already being a Netflix member...why must I continue to pay to obtain functionality for my Microsoft gaming console after already paying so much already? Fourth, the Wii already comes with a built-in Internet browser (ie. Opera), but Xbox doesn't...WHAT??!!?? After already giving up my kidney and lung for this stupid Microsoft paper-weight, you mean to tell me that I can't brows the web on it ( and don't be fooled by the Bing search bar people because that is not a web browser...ya know...The thing that you use to type in @gam3s.c0m and view this message for this forum?)? Microsoft is a freaking computer company who created and owns the world most popular browser, Internet Explorer, which comes free on ALL PCs with a Windows operating system. I hear Sony, who founded Blu-ray, provides its optic disk technology services to its gaming community...so you mean to tell me that Microsoft cant provide its founded technology to its gamers when its already free on most PCs? Blu-ray is not free but its giving to the playstation owners (I hear...) Oh wait... I forget... YOU CAN browse the Internet with the 360, but you will have to turn on your PC and link your 360 to it so the 360 can "borrow" the browser installed on the PC. But...what if I own Mac or a Chromebook...or what if I don't own a PC with Windows...what if I have Linux as the OS? In the end, the only thing Xbox 360 can show to justify its high price tag is that its the most powerful system in terms of graphics, sound, and processing...however, what good is that if games suck? Nintendo showed that less is sometimes more, and that power isn't everything when it beat out ALL the competition during the Wii debut along with Sony's console after a year of the 360 being on the market. Power is everything when you have your game-quality in check--and Nintendo proved that with the SNES over the Genesis. SEGA like Nintendo, has a huge rep in making quality games, and I wish for them to be back instead of these two clowns in the game, but with both companies tieing in terms of Game quality(and I'm referring to SEGA and Nintendo, being that one can confuse my last statement to be for Sony and Microsoft since one could think that those both tie in game quality too...however at to lower spectrum of poor game quality)..., the SNES won due to its power ( And if you don't think so, get copy of any Street Fighter II edition and Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 for each the SNES AND Genesis and then come back to me.). All and all, not choosing Microsoft for your gaming needs will most likely get you more gaming for your dollar and you will occasionally be able to play without paying all the time...with Microsoft...it seems the company who likes to charge high prices for every single service directly and indirectly related to gaming, thus likes to play with your money and NOT concerned with you PLAYING at a high level (I stated PLAYING...I dont mean PAYING...which is PLAYING minus the L. If you happen to substract that L and start PAYING more than PLAYING, you take the L, which stands for LOSER!!!). Oh and be sure to gut-check those rumors of the Xbox One regarding those new gaming restrictions (eg. the used-game, friend-borrowing, andd movie watching fees) that you oh so love to pay for...and I understand that the used game fee is "supposed" to help developers make money... But the chance to make money came at the intial sale when the game was bought new..from there...the developers already made money, and the used game was sold from a gamer to reclaim some money (usually less and never more than the price of the intial sale unless its one of those collector edition games...like the red cartridge version of that Spider-Man game for the SNES called Maximum Carnage...I think...)paid on the game...money which is not taken from the developers but from the used-gaming dealer who bought the game from the person who once had it new...with the purpose to resell it...thus the again...the developer already made money off the intial sale and no money earned from that sale was taken... Never Nintendo nor SEGA or would impose such restrictions on gaming... Gaming is fun and Microsoft is not... Sorry I had nothing too much good to say with Sony...again (and stated above) my 1st impression of them wasn't good since I know that they used a scraped Nintendo project to jump in the game (...and act like they the best without earning any stripes), which was a modified project that I didn't like...I did not like Redsident Evil for it, I did not like Crash Bandikoot, and I did not like the feel of the playstation controller...maybe it was because I played my friends playstation (which may had wear 'n tear, but I don't remember since its been a while), but the controller felt loose, ragged, cheap...thus I didn't go to buy from Sony(but maybe a chance in the future), and I'm never going to buy another Microsoft gaming system. I know people don't like Nintendo maybe because of the fuzzy characters or the company's lack of interest in making a system that looks good on paper in terms of its specs...but maybe if the competition would step they're game up in terms of their game quality (and not the quality of their game they play to you in trying to get your money)...maybe Nintendo will respond back like they did against the Genesis...again...power isn't everything...the Wii beat out the two top powerful systems of its generation...and more notably...the Game Boy had shown this as well...Remember back in the day when it had no color except spinach and Game Gear (and that powerful yet failed Neo Geo system was out then too) was all powerful and might with the color screen? The SEGA Game Gear was so powerful that 6 ( or was it 8) AA batteries couldn't give 2-4 hours of play (and rechargeable batteries was just a dream then) when the Game Boy gave you 8+ hours. In the end, who was the survivor...? The Game Gear died and the Game Boy eventually became powerful and evolved to the 3DS...with the PSP being today's Game Gear (doesn't it almost look like one too?), it seems Sony took SEGA's place and Microsoft took Neo-Geo's place. Nintendo doesn't need to put out a powerful system to beat the competition as well as provide you with quality games...and the Wii U is going to prove that again...and you know you already see it because you already know what Microsoft has in store for you...and you see how Sony is with their new project...freaking playing 'hide-and-seek' with it and don't want to show it until Microsoft shows theirs..thus putting stress on us in the gaming community because WE WANT TO SEE IT....While Nintendo just comes out how they come out--confident and unaffected by this dead competition ...again ...sometimes less is more and Nintendo spanks Microsoft and Sony with less....and only SEGA had what it took to push the big N to outdo the ex-Sonic franchise with a 'spec-on-paper' system..I WANT BACK SEGA...I WANT BACK THE EPIC GAMING CONSOLE BATTLES, not this trash between Xbox and Playstaton...because they BOTH lose.


Yeah and thats why the games since Xbxo 360 and PS3 have broken records. Ratings are amazing and game play is better than it has ever been. You're just an idiot to even waste your time and mine by writing this huge wall of crap. That's all it is, crap. None of what you said is true. Just the typical I hate MS and I hate Sony BS. Honestly, remove yourself from the internet, this kind of garbage isn't welcome here.


I didn't read anything you wrote. Nobody wants to read a massive wall of your thoughts. Open up a document editor and pound away, but please for the love of humanity, do not post that s*** online.

Seriously guys? Look a little closer.

Fake but for a different reason then all of you have given. This exemployee is anonymous yes? There are two units right. one employee left it on his desk which stayed there for years before they themselves left the company? Look at the story and you see plenty of red flags I shouldn't have to point it out but I will. If he holds one of TWO prototypes for a company he used to work for one of TWO. Anonymity wouldn't even be POSSIBLE. If it was "sitting right on his desk" After the employee who had it (and would be documented) left it again ON HIS DESK. Then no the story doesn't even begin to pretend to check out.

"This thing is a beast, and

"This thing is a beast, and definitely the heaviest console I've ever held in my hands," First question that comes to mind: Did you ever owned a Xbox? And yes.. it's just another model of the Saturn at the dusk of it's time just before the name Dreamcast started to pop around.

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