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Nintendo Entertainment System (1983) vs Game Boy Advance (2001) which was more popular?

When it comes down to popular video game consoles from the past there are so many systems that comes to mind. As far as Nintendo is concerned game systems such as the NES along with the Game Boy Advance are considered to be legendary today. When the NES was initially released in countries such as Japan, America and Europe between ’83-’86 it ended up becoming the most popular video game console of that decade. The NES was the console that saw the start of popular video game series such as Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kirby, Castlevania and others. Since its release back in the early 80’s the NES has managed to sell at least 61 million units worldwide while contributing to the popularity of 8-bit chiptune music which is still somewhat popular to this very day.

As big as the NES was following its release the Game Boy Advance at ended selling more than the NES mainly due to the popularity of the Pokémon series back in the early 00’s. Since its initial release the Game Boy Advance has managed to reach over 81 million units in sales worldwide and was the close thing that we had to a handheld SNES game system back in the first half of the 00’s. Despite, being more superior in quality and selling than the NES the Game Boy Advance is not quite as iconic as the 8-bit console. So in terms of which game systems was more popular many would probably argue in favor of the NES especially since it helped shape the landscape of gaming going into the 90’s.

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