Nintendo DSi Prototype Promo Dummy Console

You are looking at a very unique DSi promotional prototype console.

It’s non-functional as it’s just a plastic replica that Nintendo would have used to promote the console at E3/TGS…..etc….

It’s really heavy, and feels much heavier than an actual consol. The finish on the plastic also feels much more robust than what was eventually used on an an actual working unit.

I’m very intrigued to see what’s actually inside the console (if anything). I haven’t the courage to open it up and Nintendo always use proprietary screws so it would be a pain. On the other hand, it would be ultra-awesome if it actually had a circuit board with wires and everything (although I suspect it just contains a lead weight).

Condition is absolutely flawless. It is brand new and has never been used at trade shows for people to man-handle. It looks stunning.

It really is a rare and unique item. I have never seen anything like this on Ebay before so I really hope this goes to a dedicated Nintendo collector.

I acquired this from a Nintendo rep about 6 months before the DSi actually came out. As I don’t own an actual DSi console, I am unable to compare it to see if it differs from the final design.


Seller additionally has a similar dummy gba console, a prototype Mario USB drive and some other cool stuff.


Ghost of Starman Earth Bound Figure
God Of War 3 Promo Display Launch Kit
Awesome Nintendo Game & Watch Book (in French however, but it still looks pretty)
Final Fantasy XIII Promotional Display
God Of War 3 Promo Kratos Mask

Lastly, I wanted this item. I forgot to bid however. Check the end price and cry with me.


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