The Game Boy was released on april 21st 1989 and was created by the brilliant mind of one Gunpei Yokoi the same person who created the early game and watch series. The game boy itself was an 8 bit handheld gaming device with only 4 colours used in the device( well I say colors they were more shades.) The device would work on 4 AA batteries which would provide them power for about 14-35 hours.The Game Boy was more than just a handheld gaming device it eventually became a fasion accessory. The game Boy was released in many different designs and colours, for example there was a Manchester United design for the footy fans and a pink Game Boy for the girls. Altogether the Game Boy sold 118.69 million units world wide (including game boy colors) which makes the best selling handheld gaming device ever made!