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Game Boy micro

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GB micro, displaying the Game Boy logo.

The Game Boy micro[1] is Nintendo's second redesign of the Game Boy Advance. It was released in late 2005 and marketed towards the "image conscious" consumer, with emphasis placed on its small size and sleek design. It was available for $19.99 in most stores.

The Game Boy micro was not as successful as Nintendo hoped it would be. This is commonly attributed to the fact that the console was released after the Nintendo DS, which not only included more advanced features, such as Wi-Fi and true 3D graphics, but itself contained a port to play Game Boy Advance games.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 50×101×17.2 millimeters (2×4×0.7 in), almost the size of an average credit card
  • Weight: 80 grams (2.8 ounces), about the weight of 80 paper clips
  • Processor: 32-bit 16.8-MHz ARM processor (ARM7TDMI)
  • Screen: 51 mm / 2 inches (compared to 74 mm / 2.9 in. for the GBA), backlight with adjustable brightness.
  • Resolution: 240×160 pixels
  • Battery: built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, up to 5 hours of battery life with top brightness and sound or 8 hours with both features on default.

Pokémon specials

  • Game Boy micro: A Pokémon Game Boy micro was released in Japan on November 17th 2005. It is black and red with a metallic silhouette of Pikachu above the A and B buttons.

References

  1. Nintendo of America. Access date: 2009-06-29.
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