One and the same! 🙂
The console really is an odd duck, was happy to get the one I got. Thanks for the comment on the figure, I was on vacation in Japan and bought it at some local shop in 2004.
Yeah so it’s rare “now”, but what isn’t?
Here’s a pic & link about the uber rare version with the Metroid birds:
Well, my computer doesn’t run videos too well so I took only a quick glimpse at it but I do know of the existence of a Metroid GBA SP but I was just making sure it was the same thing I knew of and not some even more super-rare sweepstakes item or something