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Nintendo Game Boy
1989 - 4th generation system
The Nintendo Game Boy is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was first released in 1989 and it was one of the first successful handheld consoles. It was a significant improvement over previous handheld consoles like the Game & Watch series, which had limited capabilities and small monochrome displays.The Game Boy featured a 8-bit processor, 8 KB of RAM, and a 160x144 pixels, 4 shades of gray display, it was powered by four AA batteries or a rechargeable battery pack. It also featured a built-in directional pad and four action buttons. The Game Boy was also known for its durability and portability, it had a simple and sturdy design that made it easy to take on the go. The Game Boy had a large library of games available, it had a mix of original games and ports of popular console games like Super Mario Land and Tetris. The Game Boy was also compatible with a number of other accessories, such as a link cable that allowed players to connect and play with other Game Boys. The Game Boy was a commercial success, it sold over 118 million units worldwide, and it was succeeded by the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. The Game Boy was also a popular platform for independent game developers, and many of them released games for the Game Boy. The Game Boy was a major player in the handheld console market, it was the best-selling handheld console of its time, and it was responsible for popularizing the use of handheld consoles for gaming. The Nintendo Game Boy had a large library of games available, with a mix of original games and ports of popular console games. Some popular games for the Game Boy include: Tetris: A puzzle game that was one of the most popular games on the Game Boy and it sold over 35 million copies worldwide. Super Mario Land: A platform game featuring the famous Nintendo character, Mario, it was one of the most popular games on the Game Boy and it sold over 18 million copies worldwide. Pokemon Red and Blue: A role-playing game developed by Game Freak, it was a major success and it sold over 31 million copies worldwide. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening: An action-adventure game, it was one of the best-selling games on the Game Boy and it sold over 6 million copies worldwide. Kirby's Dream Land: A platform game developed by HAL Laboratory, it was one of the most popular games on the Game Boy and it sold over 4 million copies worldwide. These are just a few examples of the many games that were available for the Game Boy, it also had a wide range of genres such as sports games, puzzle games, and many others. The Game Boy was also a popular platform for independent game developers, and many of them released games for the Game Boy.