Game Boy Pocket

Game Boy Pocket

Game Boy Pocket

by Steve Napierski to Images

I already shared this on Twitter, but I decided to ask my two daughters if they knew what a Game Boy was this weekend. My youngest said, “No.” and my oldest told me, “It’s a boy that loves games.” I responded, “Really?!” After my response, she wanted to know what it was. So I showed her a photo of one on Google to which she responded, “OH… That’s that thing you have in your office. Can I play it?”

I can understand why she doesn’t know what one is. The final installment in the Game Boy lineup was the Game Boy Micro and that came out in 2005. The last year Nintendo offered the Game Boys for retail, was in 2008 and she was way too young to remember that.

At least they knows what a Nintendo Entertainment System is. So I haven’t completely failed as a parent.

source: Dribble

Discussion (4)¬

  1. Shit McPoster
    Shit McPoster says:
    January 14, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    10 internets to the guy that made this. I want it as my EVERY AVATAR EVER

  2. SmartyPants
    SmartyPants says:
    January 14, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Isn’t the switch the wrong way around? I thought i remember that you had to push the switch to the right to switch it on

  3. Adam
    Adam says:
    January 14, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    The clear GB Pocket was my first video game console. Seeing this brings back so many memories, mostly of Pokémon RBY/GS and Wario Land.

  4. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    January 14, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    I wonder if Nintendo did a “Do you know what a Gameboy is?” poll on Miiverse, what would the answers be?