Game Boy PocketHandheld game console
Product Line: Nintendo Game Boy
Manufacturer: Nintendo Co. Ltd.
Made in: Kyoto, Japan
Dimensions: 77.6 × 25.3 × 127.6 mm
Weight: 125 g
Materials: ABS plastic body
Tags: featured, gameboy
In 1996, Nintendo released the Game Boy Pocket: a smaller, lighter unit that required fewer batteries. It has space for two AAA batteries, which provide approximately 10 hours of game play. Additionally the unit is also fitted with a 3 volt, 2.35mm x 0.75mm DC jack which can be used to power the system. The Pocket has a smaller link port, which requires an adapter to link with the older Game Boy. The port design is used on all subsequent Game Boy models, excluding the Game Boy Micro. The screen got a true black-and-white display, rather than the "pea soup" monochromatic display of the original Game Boy. Also, the Game Boy Pocket (GBP) has a larger screen than the Game Boy Color (GBC) that later superseded it.