With the heavily anticipated releases of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X steadily approaching, gaming fans are getting nostalgic about their history. A natural part of that is to think about the consoles that made it all possible. With everyone forced to stay indoors for most of this year, many worldwide took it upon themselves to get a Nintendo Switch to make their days more bearable. But some even threw it all the way back and got themselves a Nintendo Game Boy.
Just the mention of the name can take you back to your childhood. The Game Boy first launched in Japan in April of 1989, in July of the same year in North America, and in September of 1990 in Europe. It saw incredible success, selling all 300k units in its first two weeks in Japan. This was largely because of a modest price tag and longer battery life. In the U.S., it retailed for just $89.99, making it a big hit there too. In its fourteen-year lifespan, 118,69 million Game Boys (including all iterations) were sold worldwide. It was discontinued in 2003, but there’s still a huge interest in it. So, it’s only natural that they’re worth a ton of money now, right?