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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Gameboy Micro Debuts in Japan


gb-silverNintendo's newest mobile game console, the Gameboy Micro (pictured at right) debuted yesterday in Japan, attracting a large number of orders. The Micro is the world's smallest console; it will go on sale in the US in one week and on November 4 in Europe.

Already controlling more than 90% of the portable game market, Nintendo hopes that the Micro will scare away any possible rivals. The Kyoto-based firm, which got its start as a manufacturer of playing cards, hopes its latest model will appeal to women, casual users, and adults in the 24-35 age range.

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