(Belga) Game Boy, the first transfer console, celebrates its 30th birthday this year. The console developed by the gaming giant Nintendo was launched in Japan on April 21, 1989 and in 1990 in Europe.
While today video games are part of everyday life, the advent of Game Boy in 1989 was a revolution in the world of video games. Of course, Nintendo has already played pocket games between 1980 and 1991 – Play and Watch – but Game Boy was the first console cartridge. In retrospect, the first Game Boy looks rude, and the games are scarce, but the Game Boy really started the video game mode at a time when home consoles were still an exception. Dozens of games were sold by Nintendo, including the iconic Tetris, inseparable from the Gameboy and Mario series. More than 120 million multi-generation Game Boys were sold despite the console competition later developed by Sega and Atari. The Game Boy and Game and Watch inventor was Japanese Gupey Yokohama, a true pioneer in the video game industry. (Belga)