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Game Boy micro to hit Australia in November

The PSP will have even more competition for the Christmas game dollar this Christmas, with Nintendo releasing the latest unit in the Game Boy family on 3 November, the Game Boy micro (AU$149.95).

The PSP will have even more competition for the Christmas game dollar this Christmas, with Nintendo releasing the latest member of the Game Boy family on 3 November, the Game Boy micro (AU$149.95).

The micro is Nintendo's dinkiest handheld yet, coming in at only 10cm wide, 5cm tall and 1.75cm deep, and weighs only 80 grams. Despite its size, the micro has all the power of a Game Boy Advance SP. It will be available in five different colours -- silver will be available at most retailers, with the other four colours sold through specific retailers.

And if you don't like the colour of your micro, each unit will come with an alternative face plate that can be swapped at any time.

"Game Boy micro is really going to appeal to the image-conscious gamers. This is a unit that anyone will be comfortable pulling out at a bus stop, in a train or at the cafe," says Rose Lappin, Director of Sales and Marketing. "It's so seductively small that once you fit one in your jeans pocket, you will hardly notice it's there."

Nintendo's micro will be sold alongside the Game Boy Advance SP and the Nintendo DS, and is not a replacement unit for any current Game Boy model. The system comes with a built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery and supports standard headphones.

Read our First Take of the Game Boy micro by clicking here.