In 2005 the Game Boy Micro
was released. Now even smaller and only able to play Game Boy Advance titles,
the system's sales continued, even with the arrival of the Nintendo DS and Sony
PSP in the handheld market.
Nintendo has released many
games from its most popular series on the Game Boy Advance, including the
ever-popular Pokémon. The Game Boy Advance is also the system of choice for the
retro gamer, with many remakes and reissues, such as the budget Famicom Mini
series (Classic NES Series in the US), celebrating the 20th anniversary of the
Famicom with a selection of classic games.
Boy Micro is a handheld game console developed and
manufactured by Nintendo. The system is the second major redesign of the Game
Boy Advance, and is marketed towards the "image conscious" consumer, with emphasis
placed on its small size and sleek design. According to Nintendo of America
executive Perrin Kaplan, its codename during development was Oxygen. The unit also has a model name
of "OXY-001" on the back.