Thursday, January 26, 2006

Gameboy Micro- Macro Sales or Not?

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Game boy micro has been out for a few months now and according to all the news flowing around the internet, it's racking up a good amount of sales (even though not quite matched to the sp launch). Prices have dropped to $89 in the U.S. since its launch.

The Specs

Dimensions: 50 x 101 x 17.2 mm (2 x 4 x 0.7 inches).
Weight: 80 g (2.8 ounces)
Processor: 32-bit 16.8-MHz ARM processor (ARM7TDMI).
Colors: Varied colors and designs through a removable and customizable face plates.
Screen: 51 mm /2 [in (compared to 74 mm / 2.9 in) GBA), backlight with adjustable brightness. According to the Micro's press release, the "best Game Boy screen ever".
Battery: built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Headphones: supports standard headphones without additional accessories.

The Negatives
These are certein criticisms that have been collected from different people around the net.
1. The screen size is small and Sp is portable enough.
2. Relys on proprietary (nonstandard) ports, and your older Gb calbes won't work on this.
3. Price--at $10 more you could get a gamecube with a free game, or at $30 more, a ds.

The positive
1. Is light weight, and can fit almost any pocket
2. Has a sleeker design than before models
3. Better Backlight.

So is the Gameboy Micro Worth it? Our call: Unless you're a hardcore Nintendo fan, we would wait out for another price drop.


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