August 25th, 2005, 08:48 Posted By: wraggster
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sexy, no-nonsense gadget: Nintendo's latest addition to the GameBoy family, the GameBoy Micro will be the smallest Ninty handheld to date. After announcing the retail price and release date recently, Nintendo has now made public that they will introduce a new version of the popular Play-Yan peripheral, which lets you play MPEG4 movies and MP3 songs on GBASP, Nintendo DS and GameBoy Micro, now called "Play-Yan Micro". It will replace the current one being sold and will be available on September 13th, simultaneously alongside the system. Nintendo has all the specs on their dedicated Japanese site here. Enjoy your favorite videos and music on the go, pocketsize! On the train or bus, waiting for a friend to arrive or sweetly killing time on those long oversea flights, the GameBoy Micro is perfect for instant entertainment, wherever your travels may take you. Even more so with the beautifully retro Famicom Color version; celebrate Nintendo's glorious history with this cool edition, honoring Mario's 20th birthday! You can view two official TV commercials for the Famicom Color GB Micro here:
Because of the dramatically smaller size of the Micro, the unit comes with a new port included. Due to this, all previous link cables and charger units from the GameBoy Advance era will not work with the GB Micro without a special adapter. To remedy this, Nintendo offers the GB Micro Conversion Connector, which allows for standard GBA link cables to be used with the Micro. Another way to link up is the GameBoy Micro Communication Cable. Said cable comes exclusively for the GB Micro line, which basically is a custom link cable that works just like the regular GBA cables, but supports linking up to four GameBoy Micro handhelds without the need of an extra connector.
Wireless is the way to go in 2005, so Nintendo has another official peripheral in store for its fresh GameBoy incarnation. A special wireless adapter has been created just for the GB Micro. The device can communicate with other GB Micro or GBA systems that also have the wireless doohickey and a wireless-compatible game, such as Pokémon Fire Red or Leaf Green. Why use cables, when you can obtain the freedom this wireless solution offers? We are welcoming preorders for all mentioned accessories already, which are all scheduled to be available on the GameBoy Micro's release date, September 13th.
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