Game Boy Advance
|Original model Game Boy Advance in Indigo.|
|Media type||ROM cartridge|
|Predecessor||Game Boy Color|
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.