The Game Boy Advance era of gaming from the early 00’s was arguably the best time period to be a fan of Nintendo. While Nintendo had also released GameCube in ’01 Game Boy Advance ended up becoming far more successful worldwide commercially. Game Boy Advance reached over 81 million units in global sales and had many high-profile titles that were bigger attractions than the ones featured on GameCube. The biggest money makers for Game Boy Advance was Game Freak’s Pokémon titles such as: Ruby & Sapphire, FireRed & LeafGreen and Emerald. Collectively, all of the Pokémon games that were released on Game Boy Advance reached over 45 million in terms of sales. The Mario games that appeared on Game Boy Advance were also major attractions including the Super Mario Advance series from ’01-’03; which were basically remastered versions of older installments within the Mario series from the NES/SNES eras. We also got to see some great third party titles on Game Boy Advance including Legacy Of Goku II, Golden Sun, Mega Man Zero I-III and countless others.
In fact, there are some people who would go on record and argue that the replay values of a majority of GBA titles are just as high as the ones featured on the SNES between ’91-’96. It should also be noted that from a sales standpoint Game Boy Advance sold approximately double than what the SNES during the 90’s. The Game Boy Advance was impressive because it thrived in popularity during a period where console wars had become more competitive. Sony’s PS2 is the number one best selling game system of all-time and those who were not fans of the console always had the option of either Xbox or Game Boy Advance for those who were fans of 32-bit gaming. The Pokémon games featured on GBA from the early 00’s are considered to be iconic and the television show had increased in popularity by that time. To say that most Game Boy Advance titles had high replay values would be an understatement to say the very least.