Micro: Big on Style

Wired magazine has posted it’s positive review of the Gameboy Micro. They believe the system to be more comfortable than playing an SP and also touch on the screens 5 levels of brightness.

“I put the system through its paces with a variety of games, and it handled with ease whatever I threw at it. The lengthy lines of dialogue and all the tiny troops in the strategy game Fire Emblem showed up clear as crystal. The motion sensor control of Wario Ware Twisted worked perfectly.”

They do go on to mention what has been said so many times before; for only $30 more, one can play GBA games on an excellent screen as well as exclusive software with the DS. This may be more of a stopping point than the $99 price.

“But the Micro’s incredibly tiny size and customizable style take portable gaming one more step down the road toward social acceptability. When you can slip a gaming system comfortably into your tightest jeans, you’re automatically less geeky than the guy carrying a DS or a Sony PSP in a fanny pack. “

[Source: Wired]


  1. Boom, that last sentence said it all.

    Make portable gaming ‘cool’ to the masses? Priceless. The faceplate biz alone is going to spawn dozens of copycats. Mall carts, here they come!

  2. Hmmmm GBM….*drools*
    Honestly, this thing is sooo stylish, everyone will like it….but still it costs 100 bucks….

  3. I don’t get how anyone can’t see that this will be a huge success and why the hell everyone thinks that the market is so linear. Good games are not confined to new systems; in fact I’d argue that if executed properly every single generation of systems can co-exist because essentially they cater to a different generation.

    Nintendo completely pulled the rug from underneath Sony’s feet on this. While Sony helps Nintendo craft out a distinct DS market, the GB market will thrive on as the more affordable, more portable market. There are now officially three worthy video game markets: portable, portable console and console. I expect this to eventually turn into portable small, portable medium and portable large. Where does the revolution fit into this?

    Oh and the Micro will easily surpass the 4 million mark before fiscal end, in my opinion.

  4. *babble and drool* I have a DS, love it to death, but the Micro has me really interested. The new look, the sleekness makes me want one. Butb the price tag doesn’t 🙁

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