Nintendo have announced the Game Boy Micro, at their E3 press conference which they held in Los Angeles this morning.

Game Boy Micro

The machine has been designed to be small enough to fit in to the pocket of even the tightest jeans, and measures just 4 inches wide by 2 inches tall and just over half an inch in thickness. Amazingly it weighs the same as about 80 paperclips.

Processing power in the Game Boy Micro is said to match that of the GBA SP, and a removable face plate allows the style of the tiny device to be changed in a similar way to mobile phone fascias.

Game Boy Micro has a 2-inch backlit screen which can be adjusted to suit both indoor and outdoor use, and is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. All GBA SP games are compatible with the ultra-small handheld using the same size cartridge slot which is located at the base of the machine.

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