lately ive been playing alot of GBA games on my phone via emulator and i forgot how amazing of a console it was. Games like metroid fusion/zero mission, zelda LTTP/minish cap, mario advance 1-4, advance wars, fire emblem, golden sun, pokemon ruby/sapphire/emerald were all amazing and i feel like the system is under appreciated and was replaced too soon.
Why did nintendo release DS only 3 years after GBA, were they threatened by the PSP and wanted to get a system out before it? i personally think gba sp would have done fine against psp in 2005 due to a much lower price and huge library of games. I think nintendo should have released DS when Lite came out at $129 with NSMB, nintendogs, brain training and metroid prime hunters in the first year. Could GBA have passed 100 million if it wasnt replace 2 years too soon and why didnt it ever get an original 2d mario game?
When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.