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Nintendo sees at least one more Game Boy holiday

Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s long-running Game Boy Advance console has at least one more holiday sales season left in its life cycle, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said on Wednesday.

Game Boy has been Nintendo's <7974.OS> signature product for years, but the focus has switched to its more advanced DS console and the newly launched Wii game.

"We think that Game Boy Advance certainly has at least one more holiday season left in it. For us, it continues to be a great stepping stone for five-, six-, seven-year-old consumers to have their first great handheld gaming experience and then transition right into DS," Fils-Aime told the Reuters Media Summit in New York.

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MicroGamer3948d ago

keeping it around another year or more is going to cause developers to lose focus when they should be concentrating on the DS. Nintendo may think Gameboy has one more Christmas left, but I doubt many developers do.

ScorpioKyle3948d ago

consumers don't think it's dead. I still sell the hell out of the GBA. Even when I tell them the DS plays GBA games, they still want it. It's cheaper, and good for real young kids.

love the whole "gateway" system quote.

PS360WII3948d ago

Still like the gba becuase it's nice and cheap ^^

THWIP3948d ago

...it's what you do best.

http://www.bds-ethiopia.net...

5 years from now, you'll be saying the same thing about the Wii/GC 1.5