BORN IN 1989The Nintendo Game Boy was released in Japan on April 21, 1989, in North America in July 1989, and in Europe on September 28, 1990.
Created by the master himself - Gunpei Yokoi along with Nintendo Research and Development 1 this came from the wolrd of Game and Watch series into a new world of gaming where carts changed the world. As the beginnings of all things Game Boy - which sitll live on today - it became a cultural phenomenon.
The killer blow was having the Game Boy bundled with the puzzle game Tetris.This was a simple yet highly addictive classic title - which was not just a cheap giveaway - but a fantastic game in itself.
At the time of the Game Boy other systems lined up to compete in the portable market of fourth generation gaming. These were more advanced in technology - yet the well loved Game Boy steamrollered these in terms of popularity and sales. Selling nearly 120 millions worldwide - it was a little monster of a console!
Nintendo GameBoy commercial