Weirdness: Purchase This "Nintendo Dolphin Prototype Console" at Your Own Risk
Posted by Liam Doolan
Ever wanted to own a Nintendo development kit?
Of course you have.
Before your very eyes is an elusive and very rare development kit for Nintendo’s sixth generation console - the Nintendo GameCube. Also codenamed "Project Dolphin" back in the day.
An eBay seller from Canada, who has been a member of the site since 2005 and has a user rating of 100%, has currently got this purple hardware up on a sale page for 4+ days going for US$276.00, at the time of writing. The seller is willing to ship to Canada, USA, and Mexico, but nowhere else.
Moving along to the finer details, the item is listed as “Used" - having signs of cosmetic wear - and was once, "used to make games for Gamecube." Despite this past life, the seller assures potential buyers the product is still fully operational, and functioning as intended.
If you want to get your hands on this extremely rare piece of kit, head over to the sale page now and check it out for yourself. For any doubters, the seller has attached and photographed a few extra bits of information about the system: Nintendo Dolphin Prototype Console NPDP-GDEV. There is also a sticker shown, listing the system as, "Confidential Property of Nintendo", with resale prohibited.
If you do bite, be careful, because it cannot be guaranteed that it’ll be a smooth or safe transaction. According to the sale page it’s also, "Paypal only", with, "no return or refund." Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Thanks to Steve for the tip.