Game Boy Micro - Blue

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The Game Boy Micro is the final iteration of the famous hand held console line. It was launched  in Japan and the US in September 2003, and in Europe in October. It is by far the smallest machine in the range.

It has a very good 5cm screen, and despite its tiny size of 10cm x 5cm, it is surprisingly comfortable to use. The bottom of the console has the cartridge slot. One feature of the Micro is the ability to change the front fascia for a custom one.

The Game Boy Micro is the only one in the range not to be backwards compatible with previous models. The lack of backwards compatibility, and the small size meant the machine was not hugely successful, selling around 2.5 million units. It cost around £100 at launch.

Now, it is a sought after machine, mainly due to the reputation of its excellent screen, with the Famicom edition in the original console colours being particularly wanted by collectors.

Kindly Donated by Dave Wilson

Manufacturer: Nintendo
Date: 4th October 2003

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH67106. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Game Boy Micro - Blue

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