Nintendo Announces New Game Boy Advance SP

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Subject: Nintendo Announces New Game Boy Advance SP

As has been rumored for awhile now, Nintendo made their formal announcement today unveiling their new Game Boy Advance SP portable gaming system. The biggest improvement with the new SP model is the introduction of a new Front Light Screen which should make the screen viewable in any lighting condition. Those of you who own the current model, know how much of an improvement this will be.

Technical specifications for the SP:

  • New pocket size and foldable with flip-top screen that enables an even more compact size
  • Dimension are 82mm Wx 84.6H x 24.3D and it weighs approximately 143g
  • New integrated self-contained LCD screen light
  • New built in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that enables approximately 10 hours of continual game play with approximately 3 hours of recharging time
  • When the front light is turned off, the continual play increases to approximately 18 hours.
  • Three premium metallic colour variants (silver, black and blue)
  • Up to 32,000 simultaneous colours
  • Display Size 40.8mm x 61.2mm
  • Resolution 240 x 160 dot
  • 32 - bit CPU with embedded memory
  • Multiplayer mode for up to 4 players with Game Link cable
  • Compatible with virtually all existing Game Boy & Game Boy Advance games
  • Folks in Japan get an early jump on this new toy starting February 14th, while the rest of us in the U.S. have to wait until the March 23rd launch date. Pricing is expected to be roughly $99 on the new unit. While the links last, you can catch some high res pics of the front view, trigger buttons and ports, and control pad area.

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