Game Boy Advance Space World prototype discovered

A piece of Nintendo history

Back in the day, Nintendo used to hold their own 'Space World' events in Japan to showcase their up-and-coming hardware and software. They haven't held one of those shows in a long time, but a rare gem from one of the events has just popped up.

Somehow, a Space World GBA prototype has made its way onto Yahoo! Auctions in Japan, and is now in the hands of a collector. The prototype shows off different audio when you boot it up, and the L/R triggers don't have the same lip that you get on the final model. There's more subtle differences as well, which you can see in the video above.

Categories: Portables
Tags: gba


I loved these colors for the GBA when they were first announced. I was a little disappointed with the launch colors we ended up getting instead. I guess at least my purple GBA matches my purple GameCube.


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