The Game Boy Advance is a 32-bit console created by Nintendo and released in 2001. Much like its predecessors in the Game Boy series, the Advance used cartridges to play games. Multiple revisions of the console were made before the end of its lifecycle, such as the Game Boy Advance SP and the Game Boy Micro.
Well received on release and sold well throughout the world. Although the upgrade was praised by many, the original console did have some downsides, such as the screen being too hard to see due to to the inclusion of a screen without a backlight. This was fixed with the release of the Game Boy Advance SP, which included a backlit screen and a rechargeable battery.