Portable Power

We've taken everything you love about Game Boy Advance, dreamed up a set of irresistible new features - a built-in screen light, a flip-top screen, a rechargeable battery - and squeezed it all into one sleek handheld system. Now you can enjoy all Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games in real style.

Flip-top Screen

Not just a superb way of allowing you to fold up Game Boy Advance SP for ultra-convenience when you're on the move. When opened up, the flip-top screen settles into the perfect angle for perfect play.

Replay, Reload, Recharge

Play on. The state-of-the-art rechargeable Lithium Ion battery tucked away inside Game Boy Advance SP powers your portable play for 10 hours - all for just 3 hours recharging time. And if you choose not to use the built-in screen light, you'll be charged up for a massive 18 hours of handheld brilliance.

Colours Advanced

There's a whole range of Game Boy Advance SP to suit every style, including several special edition releases. Take your pick from cool silver, moody blue or smooth pink - and remember to blink between long, admiring stares.

Light Up Your Life

Don't be left in the dark. The built-in screen light makes Game Boy Advance SP the system that refuses to stop when the sun goes down. With a single button press, the entire display is perfectly illuminated, giving you crystal-clear gaming even in pitch-black conditions.

System Size

Pocket your dreams - whatever your pocket size. Folded up, Game Boy Advance SP is just 82mm wide and 84.6mm high - and a truly tiny 24.3mm in depth - which means no more unsightly bulges when you want to carry console-quality gaming around with you.

Redesigned Buttons

Alongside the redesigned button layout and flip-top screen come redesigned L and R buttons on the back of the Game Boy Advance SP's 'base', smaller in size and carefully positioned to make your fingers think all their birthdays have come at once.

Connectivity with Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance SP aren't just world-beating systems in their own right - by hooking them together with the Game Boy Advance Cable, you'll open the door to a breathtaking world of new videogame experiences. Depending on the game, you'll be able to swap data, unlock new game levels, or use the Game Boy Advance SP as an input device.

Technical Details

CPU 32-Bit ARM with embedded memory
Memory 32 Kbyte + 96 Kbyte VRAM (in CPU), 256 Kbyte WRAM (external of CPU)
Screen 2.9" TFT reflective screen with integrated screen light, 240x160 resolution, 40.8mm x 61.2mm screen size, 32,768 possible colours, 511 simultaneous colours in character mode, 32,768 simultaneous colours in bitmap mode.
Size Width 82mm / Depth 24.3mm / Height 84.6mm
Weight 143g
Power Built in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.
Battery Life 10 hours continuous game play (18 hours with light off) with approximately 3 hours recharging time.


Game Boy Advance Link Cable

The Game Boy Advance Link Cable lets you connect your GBA to one, two or three other Game Boy Advance systems and experience the exhilaration of miniature multiplayer mayhem. Depending on the game, you can exchange high scores, swap items, or play simultaneously - and some titles allow you to share the fun with just one Game Pak.

This cable will only work with the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP portable game systems and Game Boy Advance Game Paks (to connect other Game Boy systems, you must use the Game Boy Link Cable or Game Boy Universal Game Link Cable Set, sold separately).

Note: Check the Game Pak packaging, the Game Pak instruction booklet or our online gamepage to see if you need more than one copy of the Game Pak to play with friends, and to find out how many players can join in simultaneously. To use this cable, you must use Game Boy Advance Game Paks that feature multiplayer gameplay. Up to three Link Cables may be needed for multiplayer game play.

Look for the Link Cable icon on Game Paks that support this accessory.

Headphone Adapter

Treat your ears to the full benefit of Game Boy Advance SP's powerful PCM Stereo Sound System. With the Game Boy Advance SP Headphone Adapter - which plugs into the External Extension Connector 2 port - you can hear games as they're meant to be heard. Multi-layered background music, stunning effects and speech in crisp stereo sound - audio dynamite.

Game Boy Advance Cable

Suitable for specific games including Sonic Adventure 2: Battle and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, the Game Boy Advance Cable gives your Game Boy Advance the ability to communicate with your Nintendo GameCube. Depending on the game, you'll be able to exchange data and high scores between the two systems, unlock new game levels and secrets, or even use the Game Boy Advance as a supplemental input device.

Look for the Game Boy Advance Cable icon on Game Boy Advance games that support this accessory.

Wireless Adapter

With the Wireless Adapter, now you can use your Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP to play or communicate with others without the need for cumbersome wires! The Wireless Adapter plugs straight into the back of your GBA and allows you to take part in multiplayer games with GBA games that support the Wireless Adapter. You can play with other Wireless Adapter enabled GBA players over a distance of up to ten feet away.