Game Boy Advance

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Game Boy Advance
Type Handheld
Manufacturer Nintendo Co. Ltd
Distributor Nintendo Australia
Released June 23, 2001
Discontinued 2008
Generation Sixth generation
Userbase > 1 million
Predecessor Game Boy Color
Successor Nintendo DS

Notes

  • 250,000 sold by 2/2003. [1]
  • Expected first year sales were 200,000. Launched at Crown.[2]
  • Launch price $199.95. 2 million GB+GBC sold in Aus at this point - nearly half of australian kids had one. [3]
  • SP launches March 28, 2003. $199 - GBA was $169 by that point. May have been delayed til April 4.
  • Pokemon Gen 3 debut, Ruby 9,236, Sapphire 8,154. [4]
  • E-Reader released 31 October 2003. $79.95, included six card sampler of Donkey Kong. cards $9.95.[5]
  • GBA SP price cut to $149 18 September 2004.[6]
  • GBA Video launched in December 2004. first titles were Pokemon - I ChooseYou! and Here Comes The Squirtle Squad, while the other has For Ho-Oh The Bells Toll and A Hot Water Battle. [7]

AU Exclusives

  • Ripcurl GBA SP
  • Tribal GBA SP

AU Bundles

  • Gold SP w/ Minish Cap

Gallery

References

  1. Clarke, S. (2003, February 15). Push your buttons. Sydney Morning Herald.
  2. Cooper, A. (2001, June 22). New Nintendo Game Boy model hits Australia. Australian Associated Press.
  3. Nintendo Advance A Digital Challenge. (2001, June 23). Illawarra Mercury.
  4. Nintendo tops chart. (2003, April 28). Inside Retailing.
  5. Blake, V. (2003, November 4). Nintendo games on the e-cards. The Australian.
  6. Nintendo cuts Game Boy price. (2004, September 18). Adelaide Advertiser.
  7. NINTENDO has launched Game Boy Advance Video in Australia. (2004, December 5). Courier Mail.