Title Data

  1. Genre:  Hardware > Console
  2. Developer:  Nintendo
  3. Local Players:  1 Player

Release Data

Box Title
Region Publisher Product ID Distribution / Barcode Release Date Rating
Nintendo GameBoy
JP Nintendo DMG-01 4902370500851 04/21/89  
Game Boy Hardware
US Nintendo GA-DMG-USA-1 045496710118 August 1989  
Game Boy Hardware
EU Nintendo   045496710019 09/18/90  
Mini Comboy
KO Hyundai Electronics     05/02/91  
Game Boy
KO Hyundai Electronics   045496710033 1991  
Game Boy Pocket Hardware (Grey)
JP Nintendo MGB-001   07/21/96  
Game Boy Pocket Hardware (Red)
JP Nintendo MGB-001   07/21/96  
Game Boy Pocket Hardware (Yellow)
JP Nintendo MGB-001   07/21/96  
Game Boy Pocket Hardware
US Nintendo MGB-001   1996  
Game Boy Pocket Hardware
EU Nintendo     1996  
Game Boy Pocket Hardware (Clear Purple)
JP Nintendo MGB-001   11/21/97  
Game Boy Light Hardware
JP Nintendo MGB-101   04/14/98  


  1. Everyone loves Game Boy. Packing a huge amount of power into a tiny package, this little console proved a revolution in videogaming when it launched in Japan in 1989. Since then, this pocket-sized system has sold over 100 million units, giving gamers all over the world the freedom to play their favourite games - including Tetris, Super Mario and Pokémon - no matter where they are.

    All your favourite Nintendo characters - Mario, Yoshi, Pokémon, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran and more - can be carried with you wherever you wander, courtesy of Game Boy's catalogue of over 450 games. Whether you're after shoot-'em-ups, platform games, puzzles, fighting games or even sports titles, the original Game Boy has it covered.

    The original Game Boy - initially available only in grey casing - was given a fresh lick of paint with a set of new colours in the early 1990s. In 1997, Nintendo went one better, shrinking the Game Boy's dimensions to create the even smaller Game Boy Pocket series. But whatever its appearance, Game Boy remains focused on granting gamers a mountain of fun in a miniature-sized package.

    - Game Boy - the state of the art compact video game system for portable, hand-held video action!
    - Completely self-contained, Game Boy features patented Nintendo controls - cross key joystick, A, B, start and select buttons, plus screen contrast and volume control.
    - Powerful CPU and micro-processor allow complex, scrolling backgrounds, hundreds of images, and exciting play.
    - Interchangeable game paks.
    - This is the new generation of video game play - It's Game Boy.

    Many Game Boy titles offer Game Link - for head to head competition on the same game. The connecting cable allows hand-held, multiplayer competition.

    Technical Detail
    CPU: Custom 8-Bit CMOS, 2.2Mhz clock speed
    Memory: 64-Kbit static RAM
    Screen: STN type dot matrix LCD, 160 x 144 pixels, 4 shades of grey
    Size: 90mm x 148mm x 32mm (Game Boy)
    Weight : Approx. 300g with batteries (Game Boy)
    Power: 4 x AA batteries (Game Boy), 2 x AAA batteries (Game Boy Pocket)
    Battery Life: Approx. 15 hours (Game Boy), approx 10 hours (Game Boy Pocket)
    Sound: 4-channel FM stereo, Output: Speaker (10mW), Headphones (2mW)

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