Nintendo Game Boy Micro, Revolution


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Nintendo’s new Game Boy Micro measure a mere 4 inches wide and 2 inches tall, about the same size as a cell phone. It will be available later this fall and will be able to play current Game Boy Advance SP games. Other new features include adjustable brightness levels. Nintendo has not released any information regarding pricing although we expect it to be available for well under $100 dollars U.S.

Nintendo’s new gaming console code-named “Revolution” is arguably one of the better looking systems announced at this years E3 show. About the size of three stacked CD cases, the new Revolution gaming system is fairly portable and will be able to play titles originally released for Nintendo 64, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and even the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), downloadable using an internet connection. The Revolution will be able to support Gamecube game playback which means the internal drive support both larger CD’s and the 1.8-inch discs that the Gamecube supports.

The Nintendo Revolution will feature wireless controllers and compatibility with the newly announced wireless gaming service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Powering the Nintendo Revolution is a custom made IBM processor and graphics provided by ATI. Nintendo’s new game console will be available some time in 2006.

Nintendo Revolution


Other details about Revolution include:

  • Sophisticated Design. The new console is approximately the size of three standard DVD cases stacked together, and it was displayed in a variety of prototype colors at E3. The console will come with a sleek silver stand allowing it to be displayed vertically or horizontally.
  • Backward Compatibility. Revolution will play all of your favorite Nintendo GameCube games. An innovative self-loading media bay will play both 12-centimeter optical discs used for the new system as well as Nintendo GameCube discs. You can also equip a small, self-contained attachment to play movies and other DVD content.
  • Huge Historic Library. Revolution will have downloadable access to 20 years of fan-favorite titles originally released for Nintendo 64, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and even the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
  • Big Names. Nintendo announced that new franchise properties will be added to current super-star franchises including Mario, Zelda, Super Smash Bros., Donkey Kong and Metroid.
  • Wi-Fi Freedom. A worldwide network of Nintendo players can gather to compete in a comfortable, inviting environment using Nintendo’s newly announced wireless gaming service, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.