From an idea after seeing someone playing with a calculator, to a genius handheld system that sold millions of units worldwide. Everyone who claims to be a gamer has to know about the Gameboy. We can still feel the nostalgia from the good old days when everything was simple and we can still remember the excitement we felt the first time we started our journeys in the Pokemon world and Legend of Zelda.
Even though the production of the Gameboy was officially ended, the legendary handheld console has left a legacy that will last for generations to come. So how long did the Gameboy’s prime or production last? In this article, you will discover the lifespan of this magnificent console.
How Long was the Gameboy Produced?
The Game Boy (JP) (DMG-001 model) is a Nintendo manufactured portable handheld console released initially in 1989. It was the first 8-bit handheld gaming console from Nintendo and it uses removable cartridges to run different games.
It ran on 4 AAA batteries which could last approximately 15 hours of game time. But you could also use an AC adaptor to plug it into an outlet. The Gameboy has received high praise for its battery life and durability in its construction. The handheld has become a global icon in the 1990s and is even remembered today.
Even though it's the successor of the Gameboy Advance was already released, it took two full years before Nintendo discontinued the production of the Gameboy in 2003. But until today we can see people who still own the device and the countless number of emulator downloads.