Today sees the release of two new colored GBA SP units from Nintendo. The latest models are Flame (red) and Onyx (black) and retail for $99.99. Since its launch in the U.S., the GBA handheld system has enjoyed sales over 15 million units. With todays release of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, it seems unlikely that the GBA will slow down in terms of popularity with gamers. Heres the official word on the new systems:
Nintendo of America Inc. today reported its industry-leading family of Game Boy® Advance portable game systems surpassed U.S. sales of 15 million units and, to celebrate, announced two new casing colors: Flame (red) and Onyx (black) for the new Game Boy Advance SP model. The front-lit, flip-top Game Boy Advance SP is an unprecedented hit, in recent months accounting for 40 percent of all gaming systems sold. Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP models have sold an average of more than half a million units per month; a rate of more than one unit sold every six seconds since the introduction of the Game Boy Advance in June, 2001.
News source: GameSpy Daily