The Gameboy Advance or GBA for short was the upgrade to the Gameboy Colour. Released in the SUmmer of 2001. Initially available in Arctic, Black, Orange, Fuschia, Glacier (Translucent Blueish Purple) as as indigo to provide the consumer a wie variety of options being able to truly personalize your handheld units and tell them apart from your friends or family.
From the Nintendo Gameboy Advance there were many advancements and improvements to the original Nintendo Gameboy Colour through the Nintendo Gameboy Advanced. Being backwards compatible with all Nintendo Gameboy and Nintendo Gameboy Colour games it made things easy for people to upgrade while still enjoying the Nintendo Gameboy game titles they have grown to love.
There were a few upgrades to the Nintendo Gameboy Advanced including the:
Nintendo Gameboy Advanced SP (The SP Stands for Special)
Released in the first quarter of 2003 Nintendo provided us with this pocketsized version of the Ninteodo Gameboy advanced with a mini Lapptop feel folding in half to protect both the keys and the screen. Compact enough to fit in your pocket, this made portable gaming far easier and much more enjoyable.
Nintendo Gameboy Micro
Some of the features included a backlit screen with brightness control for lighting adaptation, a sleek pocket size design at only 4 inches wide, 2 inches tall and a minimal 0.7 inches deep. The entire unit weighed in at only 2.8 ounces and boasted a 32-bit 16.8mhz processor. The Gameboy Micro was also equipped with built in Lithion Ion Rechargabel batteries which could last up to 5 hours on a full charge using your highest brightness and audio levels, or an impressive 8hrs when utilizing the units default settings.
With a large multitude of Gameboy Advanced accessories available for all variations of the Nintendo handheld systems this was truly the inspiration for the handheld gaming consoles that we currrently enjoy on the market today.