Needless to say, it succeeded and then some. Combined with sales of the Game Boy Color, Nintendo says its original portable sold nearly 120 million units, with over 500 million units of softwareâ€”a staggering sum for Nintendo, which was at the time coming off the high of the NES.
Not only is the Game Boy iconic for its software library, but its utilitarian design. The console was a heavy hunk of plastic that featured a 2.6-inch display and a whopping 8 KB of RAM.
Consoles have evolved considerably over the past 30 years, with the Nintendo Switch being the latest hit handheld. But we wouldn’t be where we are today without the original Game Boy.
What’s your favorite memory of the Game Boy?