Nintendo Game Boy, 1989-1992

Summary

Released in 1989, Nintendo's innovative Game Boy adapted existing technologies and transformed the gaming industry. Though not the first handheld system, the Game Boy provided quality graphics, interchangeable game cartridges and an addictive pre-packaged game (Tetris) stuffed into a lightweight device. The portable Game Boy freed gamers from video game consoles and busy arcades.

Released in 1989, Nintendo's innovative Game Boy adapted existing technologies and transformed the gaming industry. Though not the first handheld system, the Game Boy provided quality graphics, interchangeable game cartridges and an addictive pre-packaged game (Tetris) stuffed into a lightweight device. The portable Game Boy freed gamers from video game consoles and busy arcades.

Artifact

Video game

Date Made

1989-1992

Creators

Nintendo of America Inc. 

Place of Creation

Japan 

Your Place In Time
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Your Place in Time

Object ID

98.61.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift Michael Endelman.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Cloth

Dimensions

Height: 5.75 in  (Game Boy)

Width: 3.5 in  (Game Boy)

Depth: 1.25 in  (Game Boy)

Width: 2.5 in  (game cartridge in case)

Length: 2.75 in  (game cartridge in case)

Width: 4 in  (approx. carrying case)

Length: 6.25 in  (approx. carrying case)

Inscriptions

on Game Boy: Nintendo GAME BOY (TM)/DOT MATRIX WITH STEREO SOUND

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