The GameBoy Advance (GBA) is a 32-bit handheld game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. As the successor to the Game Boy Color. It was release in Japan on March 21, 2001, in North America on June 11, 2001, in the PAL region on June 22, 2001. And in mainland China as iQue GameBoy Advance on June 8, 2004. The GBA is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles. The original model does not have an illuminated screen. Nintendo addressed that with the release of a redesigned model with a frontlit screen. The GameBoy Advance SP, in 2003. A newer revision of the redesign was release in 2005, with a backlit screen. Around the same time, the final redesign. The Game Boy Micro, was release in September 2005.
As of June 2010, 81.51 million units of the Game Boy Advance series have been sold worldwide. Its successor, the Nintendo DS, was release in November 2004 and is backward compatible with Game Boy Advance software.