What game console does GBC stand for?

Game Boy Color

A GBC (Game Boy Color) is a handheld gaming console that succeeded the original Game Boy (GB). Some of its features include a color screen (instead of GB's monochrome), an improved processor over GB's and a thinner profile.

Nintendo released the GBC on October 21, 1998, to commercial success. Some of its popular games include Tetris, Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, Metal Gear Solid, and Wario Land II.

GBC is one of many gaming console acronyms, along with NES, SNES, and N64. You will most likely encounter GBC if you hang around retro gamers from the 1990s or newer gamers that emulate the system on their computers.


I remember playing my GBC for hours and hours. I need to bust that thing out to see if it still works
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Updated March 15, 2022

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