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Game Boy Micro
Game Boy Micro - Grey Model

Manufacturer Nintendo
Released JP September 13, 2005
NA September 19, 2005
EU November 4, 2005
CH March 23, 2006
Generation Sixth generation
Processor 32-bit 16.8-MHz ARM
GPU Custom 2D core
Media Game Boy Advance cartridges
Codename OXY
Size 50 x 101 x 17.2 millimeters
Units shipped 81.41 million (includes GBA, GBA SP)
Best-selling game Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
Predecessor Game Boy Advance SP
(2003)
Successor Nintendo DS
(2005)

The Game Boy Micro is the last of six in the Game Boy franchise and a redesigned (much smaller) version of the original Game Boy Advance and is the final, last Game Boy. It is much smaller than any Game Boy, including the Game Boy Pocket, but can still play all GBA games. Unlike the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP, it does not have backwards compatibility, meaning it cannot play Game Boy Color games, or the original Game Boy games because it lacks the Z80 processor. It was designed with a very small screen and a powerful backlight. Unlike the Game Boy Advance SP, the Game Boy Micro does not have a clamshell design (similar to the original Game Boy). This makes Game Boy Advance games seem to be in HD quality, and prevents reflections on the screen's surface. Backwards compatibility with the Game Boy Color was sacrificed in order to make the Game Boy Micro smaller and more affordable. It also doesn't work with the Game Boy Advance cable link. The GBA Micro was surprisingly made a year after the Nintendo DS.

The Game Boy Micro uses its own unique charger that isn't compatible with any other Nintendo consoles and also comes with its very own faceplate unlike the older game boy models.

The Game Boy Micro never sold as well as Nintendo wanted it to, as the lack of GBA games being made was scarce and also due to the screen size dropping down to a 1 inch display.

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