The Game Boy (ゲームボーイ Gēmu Bōi?, often shortened to GB or GameBoy) is a handheld video game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was released in Japan on April 21, 1989; in North America in August 1989; and in Europe in 1990. In Southern Asia, it was known as the "Tata Game Boy". The Game Boy was the first handheld console in the Game Boy line and was originally bundled with the puzzle game Tetris.

The Game Boy was Nintendo's second handheld system following the Game and Watch series introduced in 1980, and it combined features from both the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game and Watch. It was also the first handheld system to use video game cartridges since Milton Bradley's Microvision handheld console. It was created by Gunpei Yokoi and Nintendo's Research & Development 1–the same staff who had designed the Game and Watch series as well as several popular games for the NES.

The Game Boy was a tremendous success. The Game Boy and Game Boy Color combined have sold over 118.69 million units worldwide.

Non-Canon References

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Hyrule Warriors Legends

Hyrule Warriors Legends Link Hero's Clothes (Koholint - Game Boy Recolor)

Promotional Render of Link in his Hero's Clothes (Koholint) from Hyrule Warriors Legends

As part of the Link's Awakening DLC, Link's unlockable Hero's Clothes (Koholint) is a Game Boy Recolor of his Hero's Clothes.

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Zelda games released on the Game Boy

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