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Gameboy was a meaningful device

The Gameboy is Nintendo’s first handheld console

The Gameboy is a monochromatic handheld video game console produced and marketed by Nintendo between April 21, 1989, and March 23, 2003. Made by the Nintendo Research & Development 1 group, led by Gunpei Yokoi and Satoru Okada, it was developed as a successor to the Game & Watch console. In its time, it became the portable reference system, despite the release of many more advanced competitors, and is one of the most recognized icons in video game history. It was the first of a successful series of consoles, with more than twenty years of commercial life. After a few variations of the original, the Gameboy Color was its natural successor.

It is a portable version of the Nintendo Entertainment System

Gunpei Yokoi’s group designed a simple, durable, and low-cost console on explicit directives from Nintendo. These are made for kids and are a portable, affordable alternative to the classic Nintendo Entertainment System. The console and cartridges resemble the NES, and they focus on game quality and ease of use. It came out in Japan on April 21, 1989, and in the US on July 31. Tetris arrived in Europe in September 1990 with the launch titles Tetris, Super Mario Land, Alleyway, and Baseball. Tetris was a game capable of attracting an audience that was not passionate about video games. It marks the beginning of Nintendo’s second handheld console series, preceded by the Game & Watch line introduced in 1980.

Its main competitors had better color and technology

Its main competitors were the Game Gear, the Atari Lynx, and the PC Engine GT. While these consoles were technologically superior and in color, the Gameboy was a huge success. Only the Game Gear managed to compete. Still, it didn’t come close to the number of units sold. Initially only available in gray and white versions, the Gameboy Pocket series was designed in 1997. Gameboy Classic was discontinued on March 23, 2003, 14 years after it launched.

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