Game Boy Advance released 21 years ago in Japan

    The Game Boy Advance celebrates its 21st anniversary in Japan! The Nintendo handheld successor to the Game Boy and Game Boy Color released on March 21st, 2001 in Japan. Game Boy Advance launched with 25 games such as:

    • Super Mario Advance
    • F-Zero Advance
    • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
    • Rockman.EXE and much more

    Players in the west would see the handheld launch on June 11th, 2001. In 2003, GameCube players could join in on the Advance fun with the release of the Game Boy Player peripheral and start-up disc. The Game Boy Advance would go on to be a hit worldwide with over 81 million units sold worldwide. Nintendo DS would launch in November 2004 with Game Boy Advance backwards compatibility. To this day, there are many fans of the handheld and clamor for the arrival Game Boy Advance games with Nintendo Switch Online.

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    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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