Game Boy Turns 25 Years Old Today

25 years ago today, in Japan the Game Boy was released, it is the console that kicked of the Handheld gaming world, here is some information about the console:

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  • Model Number #DMG-001

Released:

  • Japan – 21st April 1989.
  • USA – 31st July 1989.
  • UK – 28th September 1990.

Price:

  • Japan – 12,000 Yen (13.179 Yen by today’s standard).
  • USA – $89.99 ($171.48 by today’s standard).
  • UK – £69.99 (£154 by today’s standard) Tetris came with the console at this price.

 

  • Discontinued 23rd March 2003.
  • Sold 100.00+ million units worldwide.
  • Over 700 game titles released.

Other versions

  • Play It Loud!(January 1st 1995).
  • Game Boy Pocket(1996).
  • Game Boy Light(14th April 1998).

Specs:
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Some Images:
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Finally Some Advertisements From That Time:

Sources:
Game Boy Spec Sheet
25 Facts
Teardown
Game Boy Commercials