Game Boy Pocket
Green Game Boy Pocket
Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Handheld
Release Date NA September 3, 1996
JP July 21, 1996
Media Game Boy cartridges
Predecessor Game Boy
Successor Game Boy Light (Japan) Game Boy Color

The Game Boy Pocket is an updated version of the original Game Boy. It was released in Japan on July 21, 1996 and in North America on September 3, 1996. It was redesigned, and its new features including no blurring on the screen, the system being lighter and smaller, and the batteries it needed, 2 AAA batteries. The original Game Boy needed 4 AA batteries. The Game Boy Pocket was followed by the Game Boy Color.


  • Another Game Boy system, the Game Boy Light, was released in Japan in 1998, and looks very similar to the Game Boy Pocket. The Game Boy Light may have been modeled after it.

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