Was this tiny Nintendo console really a huge design fail?

The Game Boy Micro was a rare design misstep by Nintendo, and it came about because Nintendo of America was ‘forced’ to release it, according to former president of NOA Reggie Fils-Aimé in his book ‘Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo’.

Nintendo has built a reputation for astute design decisions, not least with the success of the Switch and Switch Lite, find out why in our Nintendo Switch versus Nintendo Switch Lite feature. If you are keen on old consoles like the Game Boy Micro take a look at our guide to the best retro game consoles.

As reported by VGC the former Nintendo exec has revealed some interesting facets about the development and launch of the Nintendo Game Boy Micro, a rarely spoken about console.

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In his book Fils-Aimé critiques the tiny console’s design: “From my perspective, the concept of Game Boy Micro was a nonstarter. The hardware was exceptionally small, not only were the control buttons difficult for any reasonably sized adult to manipulate, but also the screen was tiny. This ran counter to current consumer electronics trends of making screens larger.”

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