In 2005, Nintendo released the last Game Boy, the Game Boy Micro, which was an miniaturized version of the popular Game Boy Advance. That same year, the Nintendo DS had already began its surge as the most popular gaming system in the world. We haven’t heard a peep from the Game Boy since.
When the DS was first revealed in 2004, Nintendo said it would compliment its existing console and Game Boy line as a “third pillar.” Two years later, that rhetoric changed to, “I would think twice about using our resources on what would be the next generation of Game Boy Advance, considering the strong support DS is now enjoying,” according to president Satoru Iwata.
So what would you do with the Game Boy line now if you were Iwata. Revive it? Keep it in pasture? Virtual Handheld it? Speak up, man!