Earlier today Nintendo officially announced the Game Boy Player. This peripheral, when attached to the bottom of a GameCube console, enables a gamer to play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games (Star Wars included) on a T.V. screen.

The device enables these games to be played through a GameCube controller without the need of a Game Boy Advavance unit. However, using a Game Boy Advance cable, gamers can additionally connect a Game Boy Advance and use it as a controller to play. The cable can likewise be used for multiplayer games and data trading so that, for instance, if one player doesn't have a Game Boy Advance, but another does, they can still trade data back and forth between the handheld and the Game Boy Player.

The device will be made available in four different colors in line with the current colors of GameCube available in Japan.

A price of 5,000 yen ($41 US) has been tentatively set for the Game Boy Player, which is set to release in Japan in March 2003 and in the U.S. May 2003.


Name: GameCube Game Boy Player
Price: 5,000 Yen (tentative) (=$41)
Size: 150 mm x 57.3 mm x 155.1 mm
Attaches to the Hi Speed Port on the underside of the GameCube system
Weight: 370g
Available in four colors
Uses GameCube power. 0.8 W power consumption
Comes with a GameCube Player disk