Hi everyone, I've found three patents from NoA which show a very interesting device. The priority dates of those patents are only a few days apart, so it is very likely that all are describing the same device: USD419199 - Game machine and console stack US6599194 - Home video game system with hard disk drive and internet access capability US6468160 - Security system for video game system with hard disk drive and internet access capability I wasn’t able to find any information about the device, except for those patents. From the abstract and schematics we learn which main features Nintendo was planning for this nice piece of hardware: Internet connectivity, HDD for storing entire (downloaded) games, cable TV tuner with picture-in-picture support, IR remote control Spoiler: ”Click for the abstract and schematics:” “An existing video game system is modified to include additional communication and storage capability via a modem and hard disk drive. The modification may involve the use of an expansion device coupled to a video game system port. A cable TV tuner is also included in the expansion device to assist in providing a unique picture-in-picture video capability. TV signals are coupled to the expansion device via the RF input from either cable TV or off-air signals. These RF signals are blended with the output signals from the video game system. A user may, for example, watch TV while viewing overlay information from the video game console. A user may receive a TV channel guide downloaded via the Internet, spot a program which the user desires to view and immediately access, via an IR input, the desired channel through the expansion device TV tuner. A user may also watch TV while simultaneously logging onto the Internet. A hard drive permits downloading from the Internet of entire games.” This are the pictures of the device from USD419199: Did Nintendo ever announce this device? Does anyone know if this was only an idea or if the hardware development has ever started?