A Nintendo fan shows an image of a merger between Nintendo’s popular handheld devices, the DS and the Game Boy, to the astonishment of gamers.
In an appeal to Nintendo In nostalgia, one gamer posted an image of a merger between the Game Boy and DS, both of which were the best-selling lines of Nintendo handhelds for decades. The image was posted to Reddit, where comments ranged from questions about how to get this Nintendo fusion to work to comments about the device’s bulkiness.
The original Game Boy was released in 1989, with subsequent iterations in the following years. From the Game Boy Color to the Game Boy Advance and games such as tetris and the Pokemon series, Nintendo has been at the forefront of portable gaming for decades. The successor to the Game Boy, the Nintendo DS, was released in 2004. Like its predecessor, the Nintendo DS saw several iterations, including the DS Lite, DSi, and Nintendo 3DS handheld consoles. With over 200 million combined units sold during their lifetime, the Game Boy and DS product lines have given Nintendo near-total control of the handheld gaming market. To this day, Nintendo’s handhelds are among the best-selling used video game consoles in numerous stores.
A Redditor named EasyCowgirl posted a picture of what he thinks would happen if both a Game Boy and DS were combined in one device and they showed what they found. The device, provided by EasyCowgirl, revealed the clamshell design of a Game Boy Advance SP attached to a modified body resembling the original Game Boy, with the Nintendo DS home screens on both screens. However, the image didn’t show where the cassette slots are located or whether the handheld was powered by AA batteries or a rechargeable battery. Although other designs have already been created by fans, such as B. a Pokedex DS theme, this post summarizes what the purpose of the fused device would be.
The post received over 1.1k upvotes in just half a day. In the comments, other Nintendo fans chimed in with nicknames for the Fusion, with names like “Game Boy DS” and “Game Man” popping up in multiple comments. Given the price tags the original handhelds had at their respective release dates, the total cost, after adjusting for inflation, would be well over $400 if the Game Boy DS were to launch today.
With a plethora of games on both the Game Boy and Nintendo DS lines, from the biggest hits to the more obscure and rare Game Boy titles, Nintendo’s brand of portable games can never be underestimated. As Reddit posts and fan-made creations show, the old days of handheld gaming really live on.
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