Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gameboy is 20

GameboyGameboy is celebrating it’s 20th birthday today.

Benj Edwards from www.vintagecomputing.com published an article in arstechnica taking a look at the top 6 reasons why gameboy was so successful:

Happy 20th b-day, Game Boy: here are 6 reasons why you're #1

The top reasons he pointed out are:

  1. Tetris
  2. Battery Life
  3. The Nintendo Brand
  4. Price
  5. Pokémon
  6. Flexibility

I think he could have merged points 1 and 5 into one called “Great games” but read his explanations. They kind of make sense.

Oh, well, I think I’ll have to spend the next few days looking for a nice and cheap Gameboy Advance on eBay. There goes my “try not to buy fun but useless things” new year’s resolution.

Well, maybe not useless…

Can be fun, you know?…

And useful when in a doctor’s waiting room.

And on the train.

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