That’s right it has been 25 years since the original Game Boy launched in Japan in 1989. The Game Boy arrived in America a few months later in July and gamers went nuts for the new hand held. From Mario to Zelda we saw all the classics in hand held form on this legendary platform.
Happy 25th Game Boy!
The Game Boy is arguably the tipping point of the Nintendo hand held market. It was the basis for a ton of remodels and helped to forge the Nintendo 3ds a lot of us love today. Here are a few things you might want to know about the Game Boy on its birthday.
When the Game Boy launched in America it only launched with five games, Super Mario Land, Alleyway, Tennis, Tetris and Baseball. Super Mario Land was the game most gamers choose with their new hand held.
The Game Boy had 6 revision, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Light (Only released in Japan), Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, and Game Boy Micro. After the Micro Nintendo switched over to the DS model.
Throughout all the Game Boy revisions we saw 10 Pokemon games from the original blue and red, to the fun spin offs like the Pokemon Trading Card Game. The DS series currently has 13 Pokemon games.
Tetris was a huge hit on the Game Boy selling 35 million over over the Game Boys lifetime.
The Game Boy and Game Boy color combined sold over 118 million units and the Game Boy Advance and SP brought in another 81 million. The DS currently has over 150 million sales to date.
So what do you play the most on your Game Boy? Did you get an original or a different version? Leave a comment below and let us know!