The end of 2001 saw the launch of Nintendo's new handheld console, the Game Boy Advance, so Poké-fans had their fingers crossed for an all-new Pokémon handheld experience. They weren't disappointed, as Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire were released to an outstanding reaction. Ruby and Sapphire sold over 4 million copies, and were two of the three best-selling games in 2003. Yet while these games dominated these two years, more Pokémon games were released in Japan. Pokémon Channel, Box and Colosseum hit the GameCube in 2003. Meanwhile the creatures took over the big screen as three new movies were released.