If you haven’t heard the news, Nintendo has unveiled the next generation of the Game Boy Advance, nicked the Game Boy Advance SP (SP is for Special). Offering a front lit screen and a nifty flip-close design, the new GBA offers look somewhat similar to the original GB, with a more vertical look than the newer GBAs wider approach. The screen is the same on the new GBA, but offers a lite somewhat similar to Triton Labs Afterburner kit. The system also sports Lithium-Ion batteries, offering 10 hours of lit play or 18 hours of regular play, with a 3 hour recharge. Replacement batteries will be available, but no price has been mentioned.
Street date for the US launch is March 23, 2003 and the estimated price of $99.95. Cobalt and Platinum are your color choices.
I have already sprung for a GBA, but am seriously considering selling it and jumping to the new, slicker model when it comes out.