Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

Console facts

Type Handhelds
Year 2003
CPU ARM7TDMI with embedded memory, Z80 (8.4 MHz) for Game Boy compatibility
Speed 16.8 MHz
RAM 32 KB + 96 KB VRAM (internal to the CPU), 256 KB WRAM (external to the CPU)
Media cartridge
Graphic modes 240x160
Colors 15 bit RGB, 512 simultaneous colors in "character mode" and 32,768 simultaneous colors in "bitmap mode".
Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

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Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

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The Game Boy Advance SP, released in February 2003, is an upgraded version of Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. The "SP" stands for Special. The SP was marketed at US$99.99 at launch. In September 2004, Nintendo lowered the price to US$79.99. The SP is accompanied by the Nintendo DS (released in November 2004) and the Game Boy Micro (released in September 2005).

Most important difference from original Game Boy Advance models is the LCD frontlight.

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