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1998, Game Boy color

It was the year 1990 something and a remake of an old one. Back in 1989, they launched a device called the Gameboy. This was a great change.

Gameboy color

So if we look back at the Gameboy it was a handheld video game system that you could carry around. Now, this model is just an improvement in this old one and this improvement was color. Yes, that is the right color and it was backward compatible with the first for a handheld system.  Doing this made it possible for a large game library.

Requirements

Here is what the Gameboy Color:

  • Main Processor
    • Sharp corporation
  • Processor speed
    • 4.194304 MHZ
  • Resolution
    • 160×144 Pixels
  • Colors on Screen
    • Supports
      • 10,32,56
  • Maximum sprites
    • 40 total, 10 per line, 
    • 4 colors
  • Sprite size
    • 8 x 8
    • 8 x 16
  • Tiles on screen
    • 512
  • Audio
    • 2 square wave channels
  • Ram
    • 32 kiB
  • VRAM
    • 16 kiB
  • Power
    • 2 AA batteries
    • 3V DC 0.6W
    • Red LED
  • Input
    • 8-way control pad
    • 4 buttons (A, B, Start, Select)
    • Volume
    • Power Switch
    • Serial
    • Infra-red
    • Cartridge
  • Dimensions:
    • Imperial 5.25 x 3.07 x 1.07 in
  • Weight
    • 138 g

WOW
 

What a big improvement on the old one. It changed the way handheld gaming was. It came in 5 different colors. The sale of these units was:

  • Japan
    • 32.47 million
  • Americas
    • 44.06 million
  • Other regions
    • 42.16

Unfortunately it was discontinued in 2003

Citation

Information was taken from wikipedia.org


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