|Game Boy Light|
|Released||April 14, 1998|
|Media||Game Boy cartridges|
|Predecessor|| Game Boy Pocket|
|Successor|| Game Boy Color|
The Game Boy Light is an updated version of the Game Boy that was only available in Japan. It was only released for a short amount of time before the Game Boy Color was released in October 1998 (the Game Boy Light having been released in April of that same year). The Game Boy Light, from a front view and especially in pictures, looks very similar to the Game Boy Pocket; however, the battery compartment is different in shape and the overall size is notably larger. This was to accommodate the addition for which the unit was named: a backlight added to the screen to enhance visibility and enable play in low-light conditions. For this reason, the Game Boy Light requires two AA batteries, rather than the AAA batteries used by the Game Boy Pocket
The Game Boy Light was available in two different colors at launch; gold and silver, then later available in translucent yellow (Toys R' Us), translucent red (Tezuka Osamu World Shop), and clear (Astro Boy & Famitsu) as special, limited editions.