Game Boy Advance
Game Boy
Game boy Advance Purple Model
Caption An original purple Game Boy Advance.
Manufacturer Nintendo
Launch date(s) Japan: March 21, 2001

North America: June 11, 2001 PAL Regions:June 22, 2001 China:2004

Generation) 6th generation
Codename Project Atlantis
Discontinued JP:2006

EU:2007 NA:2008

Media GBA Cartridge
Input No input
Backwards Compatibility Game Boy, Game Boy Color
Memory {{{memory}}}

8 or 4 MHz Z80 coprocessor

Service None
Top Game Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire
Predecessor Game Boy Color
Successor Game Boy Advance SP(redesign), Game Boy Micro(redesign/concurrent), Nintendo DS
The Game Boy Advance is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. It is the successor to the Game Boy Color. It was released in Japan on March 21, 2001; in North America on June 11, 2001; in Australia on June 22, 2001, in Europe on June 22, 2001; and in the People's Republic of China on June 8, 2004 (excluding Hong Kong).

In 1996, magazines including issues 53 and 54 of Total! and the July 1996 issue of Game Informer featured reports of a new Game Boy, codenamed Project Atlantis. Although the expected release date of "early 1997" would make that machine seem to be the Game Boy Color, it was described as having "a 32-bit RISC processor" and "allowing similar to SNES standard games-playing to be played in the palm of your hand"—a description that more closely matches the Game Boy Advance.


Technical specifications







Game Boy Advance SP

Main article: Game Boy Advance SP

Game Boy Micro

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