The Game Boy Advance, often abbreviated to GBA, is a 32-bit handheld console released by Nintendo. Since release, several Sonic the Hedgehog games, compilations and DVDs have been exclusively hosted on it.
The GBA was released in 21 March 2000 and was the best-selling handheld of its kind and its time. There are two upgraded versions of the console: the Game Boy Advance SP (released in February 2003) and the Game Boy Micro (released on September 2005). The handheld discontinued in 2006.