|Product family||Game Boy line|
|Type||Handheld game console|
|Units sold||Worldwide: 118.69 million, including Game Boy (Play it Loud!), Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Light and Color units|
|Media||Game Boy cartridges.|
|Best-selling game||Tetris, 30.26 million (pack-in/separately)
Pokémon Red and Blue, 23.64 million approximately (as of January 18, 2009).
|Predecessor||Game & Watch|
|Successor||Game Boy Pocket (redesign)
Game Boy Light (redesign)
Game Boy Color (successor)
The Game Boy (ゲームボーイ Gēmu Bōi ), is an 8-bit handheld video game console. It isn't Nintendo's first handheld. The Game Boy is also the first portable console to use game cartridges, meaning the games are interchangeable. The Game Boy family eventually did not only include the original, but the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP and Game Boy Micro.
The Game Boy has a green screen that displays four shades of dark green (gray for the Game Boy Pocket). Like the NES, the Game Boy has four buttons and a cross-shaped direction pad. The console has a single speaker, and it can be used with stereo headphones. As many as four Game Boys can be connected together with the Game Boy Link Cable.
Recently, the Game Boy went versus all Nintendo handhelds to see how long battery life lasted versus all Nintendo systems from (1989-2016), and the Game Boy was triumphant in beating all the other systems with 30 hours of battery life. The Game Boy provided the most game play at its time, and currently still does.
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