Game Boy Advance

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Game Boy Advance
Nintendo Game-BoyAdvance.jpg
Original model Game Boy Advance in Indigo.
Manufacturer Nintendo
Generation Sixth generation
Release date ---

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Media type ROM cartridge
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Predecessor Game Boy Color
Successor Nintendo DS

The Game Boy Advance is the 32-bit handheld console successor to the Game Boy Color. It was developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo, and released on March 21, 2001 in Japan; on June 11, 2001 in North America and on June 22, 2001 in Europe and Australia.


The GBA was re-modelled twice, into two different new consoles:

  • Game Boy Advance SP. It was released in early 2003. It brought new features, such as a lit screen and rechargeable batteries. Two models were released, the first one being front-lit and the second one backlit.
  • Game Boy Micro. Released in 2005, this Game Boy is not much larger than one of the cartridges it plays.