E3 2005: Game Boy Micro Announced
An micro-update to a big-selling handheld
Today during Nintendo's E3 Conference, the company revealed the latest iteration of its Game Boy lineup. Following the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP, the "Game Boy Micro" features a completely overhauled design. The Micro is 4 inches wide, 2 inches tall, and weighs only 2.8 ounces (or the equivalent of 80 paperclips). Despite its miniature size, the Game Boy Micro still possesses the same processing speed and power of the Game Boy Advance SP.
Game Boy Micro will play all Game Boy Advance games, but its hardware does have some other notable additions: The Game Boy Micro will allow for customizable faceplates, brightness adjustment with a two-inch backlit screen, and a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications stated, "We're making the gorgeous Game Boy Micro for image-conscious folks who love video games, the ones who want the look of their system to be as cool as the games they play on it. Because of its diminutive size and industrial-hip look, Game Boy Micro immediately identifies the person playing it as a trendsetter with discriminating style."
The Game Boy Micro is expected to ship this fall, although no price has been determined. Keep checking back for more Game Boy Micro updates, and to get a look at the new member of the Game Boy family, check out Nintendo.com