Console-quality Gaming - Anywhere

In 2001, Nintendo delivered the next generation of portable entertainment into the hands of eager gamers. The Game Boy Advance gives you console-quality gaming in your pocket - and its bright, colourful and finger-intuitive design is still a classic.

Colours Advanced

It's not just the Game Boy Advance screen that's alive with vibrant colours. The handheld was released in range of cool casing colours.

Headphone Jack

A built-in speaker means you don't need headphones to hear your Game Boy Advance games - but plug in some cans and you'll treat your ears to the full power of Game Boy Advance's PCM Stereo Sound System. Multi-layered background music, stunning effects and speech in crisp stereo sound - audio dynamite.

System Size

Despite the superior screen and power boost, Game Boy Advance's dimensions make it the perfect pocket-sized pal. You can bring the blistering brawn of a 32-bit system with you wherever you go.

Battery Power

A simple pair of AA batteries will keep your Game Boy Advance alive for fifteen hours straight - which means it keeps going for 50% longer than the already impressive 10 hours clocked up by Game Boy Color. Please note: like your GBC, GBA can only be played with alkaline batteries.

Connectivity with Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance 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 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, 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 144.5mm / Depth 24.5mm / Height 82mm
Weight 140g
Power 2 AA batteries
Battery Life 15 hours

Accessories

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.

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.

Game Boy Advance AC Adapter

No need for batteries with the Game Boy Advance AC Adapter, which can keep your system running 24:7. This accessory contains an AC Adapter and a DC Power Module. This adapter will only work with Game Boy Advance systems.

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.