Wednesday, May 18, 2005 8:58 AM

Meet the Game Boy Micro



Meet the sexy new GBA - the Game Boy Micro.
- 4 x 2 x 0.7
-Weighs about 2.8 ounces (20% less than the iPod mini.)
- Plays all Game Boy Advance games and has an add-on digital music player.

Also, check out the Engadget coverage for great pics.

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9 Comments:

At 2:32 PM, Emory said...

- Plays all Game Boy Advance games and an add-on digital music player.

- Will be able to download classic games like the original Super Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong.

Where'd you get those pieces of information?

 
At 3:20 PM, Brett said...

"LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nintendo Co. Ltd. on Tuesday unveiled a cell phone-size Game Boy and said its new console will be able to download old favorites like the original Super Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong."

Follow the link from the post.

 
At 3:48 PM, carpet said...

"said its new console will be able to download old favorites like the original Super Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong." Everyone knows the Revolution downloads classic games. I doubt the Micro will as well. Besides, how would it download them, a link cable?

 
At 3:51 PM, Brett said...

I've ditched the line until I can get confirm - perhaps Reuters got it wrong.

 
At 4:37 PM, Silent K said...

Reuters OFTEN mixes up their facts. I never trust gaming news from a non-game entusiast source.

The sentance that you posted was correct - but the wording can be easily misunderstood - They unveiled a new gameboy PERIOD. Then, Their new system (NOT refering to the gameboy, rather they are refering to REVOLUTION) can download contect etc etc.

I still had not heard about the add on media player - this was something that the IGN team had been speculating about - they thought that the new re-done GBA would include the capabilities of the PLAY-yan adaptor. However, this has not been announced since the intro of the Micro.

Reuters is mixing up speculation, fact and bad sentance structure - AS USUAL.

 
At 4:51 PM, Jayenkai said...

Well, technically, the Play-yan IS an add on media player!

And I read somewhere (can't remember, lots of odd facts about the place) that it has Wifi..
If that's true, I suppose it could grab NES games from the Revolution that way..

Either that, or just use the Cube-GBA Link cable, since the Revolution has cube ports..

 
At 7:03 PM, Thurston said...

This Is nothing but a new form factor for the GBA. GB Micro is to the GBA-SP, as the GBA-SP is to the GBA.
The above is based on the offcical Nintendo press release.

 
At 8:47 PM, Paul said...

Hmmmm... heres an idea nintendo. Instead of rehashing the same system for the THIRD TIME, why not do something USEFUL like open up DS online play sooner than the end of the year. I mean free play is a great promise but over a year after the system's release...thats just disgusting.

Nintendo really needs to get its act together with this one, and not only put out something that has a chance in selling, but also work on its current systems (eg DS) which they seem to (on the US market) have all but deserted.

 
At 3:17 PM, Silent K said...

Paul - welcome to the frustration club. It's been such a long wait that most of us are over it by now. GET OVER IT, we just have to wait. Yes, it sucks but its time for this site to shed the childish whining and concentrate on the positive notes. I think that the Micro is awesome, even if it's just a GBA resize.

 

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