Monday, January 5, 2009

Bandai's fantastic WonderSwan

Bandai WonderSwanDesigned by legendary Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi, the WonderSwan from Bandai was a powerful little handheld console released in 1999, that happily went on (in all its various... err... variants) to sell a very respectable 3.5 million consoles worldwide. Apparently got a couple hundred games released for it too, including the brilliant Gunpey and some Gundam offerings. The original version of the machine in particular, the one with the black and white display, usually sells for 30-40$, meaning this very impressive and apparently absolutely new in its box WonderSwan (Skeleton Black model) could go for quite a bit more, though apparently not much. Seller ships worldwide.


  1. I had a WonderSwan once, they're lovely little machines but I never found much use for them, with no Japanese language skills and a large library of RPGs. Wouldn't mind one again though, maybe the wine red Crystal WonderSwan...and perhaps get a Wonderborg to go with it...

  2. That was a great read Paul! And a fair assessment of the console too. Now, to grab a Wonderborg for me...