|Release Date||NA September 3, 1996|
JP July 21, 1996
|Media||Game Boy cartridges|
|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.