Looks like the shiniest GBA will be released in Europe, and soon too.
27th September is your date for the Platinum Game Boy Advance, making a total of six colours divided through over 4 million GBAs, which is the number that has been sold in Europe. It'll sell for around 99 Euros (about £60).
GAME BOY ADVANCE GOES PLATINUM
What other colour would do for the world’s fastest selling handheld console?
Game Boy Advance is joining the jet set, with the imminent arrival of the most sophisticated looking console ever. As Nintendo announce their fastest selling handheld is to be produced in a limited edition platinum finish, collectors and the style conscious are poised to go wild for this seasons must have accessory, after it hits the shelves on 27th September 2002
With an exclusive library of over 200 titles expected by Christmas 2002, and the Game Boy Advance’s backward compatibility with every Game Boy game ever produced, the platinum edition console really is the icing on the cake for hand held fanatics. Armed as ever with superior graphics and sound, multi player options and easy to grasp controls, the Game Boy Advance Platinum is at the forefront of functional fashion. Set to be at the top of many a Christmas wish list, the Game Boy Advance Platinum makes the coolest addition to the traditional Christmas colour palette. So kick off your shoes, lie back and take your pick from the amazing first and third party software highlights available for the coolest thing to leave Japan since sushi.
See Samus as you’ve never seen her before in Metroid Fusion, the sci-fi action adventure that’s not for the faint hearted. The critically acclaimed Super Mario Advance series becomes a trilogy, with the return of the heroic duo Yoshi and Mario in Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3. Feeling sentimental? Take a trip down memory lane in the compilation of 1980’s classics, Game and Watch Gallery Advance.
Want to run your own city? Then Grand Theft Auto 3 and Sim City from Digital should satisfy both the good and the bad in you, while those in need of an adrenalin fix will find Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 from Activision gets their pulse racing. Tomb Raider and Rayman 3, both from Ubi Soft will fulfill even the most die-hard action adventure fans, while Lord of the Rings from Vivendi Universal is a role-play game of epic proportions.
The limited edition platinum Game Boy Advance completes the colour palette of consoles available, with purple, clear blue, clear red, white and black also on hand for those who crave co-ordination. Since the Game Boy Advance launched on June 22 2001 Nintendo have sold over 4m units in Europe alone, making it the fastest selling console on the market to date. Having already wowed gamers in the USA and Japan, the Game Boy Advance Platinum is sure to turn heads in Europe.