June 22nd has arrived at last - the day many gamers have been waiting for - the launch of Nintendo's Game Boy Advance across Europe.

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As was expected, the clear blue machine has been selling like hot cakes, with Amazon selling out on pre-orders alone. The other colours of white, purple, and clear red have also sold well, but are (at time of writing) all available within 24 hours.

We'll be bringing you more coverage of the machine launch later today and over the weekend - we're off to our local computer games shops now, to see the queues, and find out how well the pre-orders have gone.

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