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In 1995 Nintendo released the Virtual Boy portable video game console to a lukewarm reception that resulted in several price drops and an eventual discontinuation after only a year on the market. The Virtual Boy displayed monochromatic 3D graphics though a pair of LED linear arrays that scanned each eye's field using curved mirrors that oscillated at very high speed.

Description

  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Jul. 21, 1995

Availability

  • Form Factor: Other
  • Length: 10 inches
  • Width: 8.5 inches
  • Thickness: 4.3 inches
  • Weight: 1.65 pounds
  • Color: Red / Black

Hardware

  • 3D enabled: Yes, Yes
  • Technology: LED, LED
  • Resolution (longer): 284 px, 384 px
  • Resolution (shorter): 224 px, 224 px

Display

  • CPU brand: NEC
  • CPU model: V810
  • CPU speed: 20 MHz
  • Cores: 2
  • RAM: 192 KB

Performance

  • Controls: D-Pad, Shoulder buttons

Input

  • Wi-Fi: No

Connectivity

  • Speaker(s): Stereo

Audio

  • Game media type: Cartridge

Software

  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary

Ports

  • Removable battery: Yes
  • Battery type: Disposable
  • Disposable type: AA

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