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Game Boy

The original model of the Game Boy

Release date(s)

JP: April 21, 1989
NA: July 31, 1989
EU: September 28, 1990

Units sold

118.69 million[1] (including Game Boy Color)

Metroid and related game(s)

Metroid II: Return of Samus (1991)

The Game Boy is a handheld video game console made by Nintendo and released in 1989. Metroid II: Return of Samus was released for the Game Boy in 1991.

The Game Boy features a four-color grayscale display. Two revisions of the original Game Boy were released: the smaller Game Boy Pocket in 1996 and the Game Boy Light, which features an electroluminescent backlight, in Japan only in 1998. The Game Boy was succeeded by the Game Boy Color in 1998 and the Game Boy Advance in 2001.

Several Game Boy games, including Metroid II: Return of Samus, were re-released on the Virtual Console for the Nintendo 3DS.

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Nintendo consoles