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ゲームボーイアドバンス Game Boy Advance
A Game Boy Advance
|| March 21, 2001
| N. America:
|| June 11, 2001
|| June 22, 2001
|| June 22, 2001
| South Korea:
- 32-Bit ARM RISC 16.78MHz processor with embedded memory
- 2.9" TFT reflective screen - 40.8mm×61.2mm - 240×160 pixels
- 32,768 possible colors - 511 simultaneous colors in character mode - 32,768 colors in bitmap mode
- 82mm (length) × 144.5 (width) × 24.5mm (depth)
- Uses 2AA batteries and has a battery life for 15 hours (900 minutes)
- Compatible with Nintendo Game Boy Color and Game Boy games.
The Game Boy Advance (Japanese: ゲームボーイアドバンス Game Boy Advance) is Nintendo's 32-bit handheld gaming system that surpassed the Nintendo Game Boy Color. The Game Boy Advance was released in 2001. Not only did it look dramatically different (a semi trapezoidal shape compared to the rectangle shape of the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color), but it also contained a powerful processor, allowing it to display SNES-caliber graphics and even play voices. The Game Boy Advance was also capable of interaction with the Nintendo GameCube.
The original model was eventually discontinued in favor of the Game Boy Advance SP and Game Boy micro, both of which function similarly.
By backwards compatibility
Due to backward compatibility, all Pokémon games from Game Boy and Game Boy Color are also playable.
Special Pokémon editions
- Gold Game Boy Advance: Features a Pikachu and Pichu. Initially exclusive to the New York Pokémon Center, but later released nationwide in September and October 2002. It originally retailed at US$69.99, but later US$59.99 during the Holiday season.
- White Game Boy Advance: Features a Pikachu and Pichu.
- Suicune Game Boy Advance: Features the legendary beasts, with an emphasis on Suicune. Exclusive to Pokémon Center stores.
- Celebi Game Boy Advance: Exclusive to Pokémon Center stores.
- Latias and Latios Game Boy Advance: Released in 2002 to commemorate the release of Pokémon Heroes.
- Diamond-encrusted Game Boy Advance: The winners of the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Journey Across America, Minh Le and Samin Syed, each won a one-of-a-kind diamond-encrusted Game Boy Advance.
Latias and Latios Game Boy Advance
- The Game Boy Advance, like the Game Boy and Game Boy Color before it, is not region-encoded. This means that a player could theoretically play a Game Boy Advance game from any region in their own locally purchased console.