Game Boy is 20 this month

Friday, 3 April 2009 09:01 GMT By Patrick Garratt


It’s true. The original Game Boy launched on April 21, 1989, meaning you – yes, you – are officially old.

The 8-bit Game Boy family dominated portable gaming from launch until its 32-bit successor, GBA, came along in 2001.

The system was discontinued in 2003, giving it a 14-year lifespan. It sold 60 million units.

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