Released in the summer of 1989, the Game Boy was Nintendo’s first handheld system. Featuring portable versions of many of gamers’ favorite franchises on the NES as well as an identical control scheme, the Game Boy became an instant hit. The system originally came bundled with a set of ear buds to take advantage of the console’s stereo sound, 4 AA batteries, and perhaps the most well-known Game Boy game of all time – Tetris. The most successful franchise on the platform, Pokemon, attracted a new generation of gamers, primarily on the Game Boy Color. Worldwide, the Game Boy series enjoyed a near 20 year life span and sold roughly 200 million units, making it the most successful platform in history. The final version of the Game Boy, the backlit Game Boy Advance SP was released in 2005, 16 years after the release of the original console.