I watched a documentary on YouTube about this a few days ago. They actually rebuilt this thing and had the community develop a couple games for it to show it off. It was pretty crazy of a story and a decision by Nintendo that pretty much changed the course of gaming forever. It also was a decision that eventually knocked Nintendo out of the running for the core gamer. Not that that was bad for them. They are murdering it right now and they always have but they had to redefine themselves and go after a different type of gamer. They couldn't go after the CoD, Battlefield and those kinds of AAA title gamers. They found their niche and no one will ever be able to touch them in it.
It also makes you wonder how many more of these consoles are tucked away somewhere. Apparently hundreds of prototypes were made, which means this console was close to making it to production. Some others had to have survived. Hell, they may not have been destroyed but could be shoved in a warehouse somewhere like the ending scene of Indiana Jones.