Game Boy Advance SP Sales Skyrocket!

Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance SP flew off the shelves this weekend following the handheld’s first ever price drop. Nintendo UK has today reported a record sales uplift for the handheld console that continues to lead the market.

This weekend, Game Boy Advance SP sales in the UK were up over 150% compared to the same period the previous week, with some retailers seeing hardware sales leap by over 400%. Software sales also received a significant boost this weekend with a 36% increase in sales across the Game Boy Advance software range.

David Yarnton, General Manager, Nintendo UK said, “The UK installed base for the Game Boy Advance SP now totals over 1.2 million. Since we launched the Game Boy Advance SP in March 2003, the console has exceeded all expectations and continues to go from strength to strength. This recent price drop enables us to offer gamers everywhere the Game Boy Advance SP at its most affordable price ever“.

Martyn Gibbs, Commercial Director, GameStation commented “We are delighted with the sales of the Game Boy Advance SP after its first few days at the new price point. We are expecting a great Christmas with Game Boy Advance SP.”

The price drop is perfectly timed for the run up to Christmas and there has never been a better time to buy a Game Boy Advance SP in our opinion.