The Nintendo Game Boy Advance was a handheld game console introduced by Nintendo in 2001 as a successor to the Game Boy Color.
It was compatible with all existing Game Boy and Game Boy Colour cartridges.
In 2003, a redesigned version, the Game Boy Advance SP was introduced with a new folding case and brighter LCD screen. In 2005, a smaller variant, the Game Boy Micro, was introduced. This version was not compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Colour cartridges.
From 2004 to 2007, it was possible to buy Game Boy Advance Video cartridges containing cartoon episodes or even full-length animated movies.
It was discontinued in Europe in 2007, having been superseded by the Nintendo DS, but by the end of its life it had sold over 81 million units worldwide.