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.
It was discontinued in Europe in 2007, having been superceded by the Nintendo DS, but by the end of its life it had sold over 81 million units worldwide.