Due to such a large marketing effort for the Nintendo DS this little beauty was often ignored in the eyes of the retail stores and putting it on the backburner if you will while concentrating their focus on selling the newly developed Nintendo DS which was getting all the media craze at the time. The formal release for the Nintendo Micro in North America was September 19th 2005.
Dispite this fact The Q1 2007 Nintendo earnings release stated that 2.42 million Gameboy Micro Units were sold world wide as of March 31st 2007. Including just shy of 1 million units in North America. The Gameboy Micro was the size of a classic NES controller with a discreet 2 inch screen at a resolution of 240×160 for your gaming and was the final release in Nintendo’s Gameboy Line.
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 untit 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.
The Gameboy Micro was not capable of playing the original gameboy or gaemboy colour cartridges however was a truly superior upgrade to the Gameboy Advance SP’s unit being praised for its increased visibility due to enhanced lighting and sharpness of the image. The Gameboy Micro even came with many versatile faceplate options to fully customize the look of your handheld beauty.
In conclusion it is truly amazing what we can miss if we do not keep our eyes open, you never know when a new upgrade may have came out that just has not yet caught your eye, and often there are more choices then one. Make your choices wisely and ensure you have the opportunity to consider all options or you too may miss out on the next “Gameboy Micro Scenerio”.