Nintendo Game Boy Pocket

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The Game Boy Pocket is a redesigned version of the original Nintendo Game Boy. It has the same features as its predecessor but is smaller and lighter. It was released in 1996.

One notable improvement over the original Game Boy is a black-and-white display screen, rather than the green-tinted display of the original Game Boy. It also featured improved response time resulting in less blurring during motion. The Game Boy Pocket can run for roughly ten hours on two AAA batteries. The first model of the Game Boy Pocket did not have an LED to show battery levels, but the feature was added due to public demand.

Our Game Boy Pocket is a silver early model MGB-001.

Manufacturer: Nintendo
Date: 1996

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH42200. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Nintendo Game Boy Pocket

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