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Last Updated: Tuesday June 07 2011 11:12 GMT

Nintendo Game Boy Advance

Game Boy Advance

The successor to the Game Boy and Game Boy Colour, the Game Boy Advance went on sale in the UK in June 2001.

Key features:

  • Handheld for portable gaming
  • 32-bit colour graphics
  • Cable link up for multiplayer gaming

By April 2002, Nintendo was celebrating selling one million consoles in the UK.

The Advance can also be used as a controller for the GameCube.

An updated version, the Game Boy Advance SP, went on sale in Japan on 14 February 2003, and in the UK on 28 March.