Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP (Graphite) comparison

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Price $499 at 1 store $184 at 1 store $289 to $449 at 2 stores $299 at 1 store
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews 4.0 stars out of 67 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 36 reviews
Release date September 19, 2005 March 23, 2003 July 28, 2012 February 15, 2012 September 08, 2010
The Bottom Line Now that it has a brighter screen, Nintendo's Game Boy Advance SP is the budget champ for portable gaming. By including an illuminated screen, Nintendo has finally fixed the original Game Boy Advance's biggest flaw. Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy. Overall, the PlayStation Vita is the most advanced portable gaming system ever made. While the price is deceiving because of a hidden cost, gamers are getting an impressively complete package. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the ultimate indie portable console. With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price.

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Processor type ARM7TDMI
ARM7TDMI
Info unavailable Cortex-A9 MPCore
Cell Broadband Engine
Graphics Processor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable SGX543MP4+
NVIDIA RSX
Media Type Cartridge
Cartridge
Cartridge
Flash memory card
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
Blu-ray
RAM installed size 256 KB
256 KB
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