23 Apr 2024

Iconic Game Boy console turns 35

From Nights, 10:18 pm on 23 April 2024

On this week in 1989, the Game Boy was launched in Japan.

The console would take gaming to the masses and help launch the multi-billion dollar industry it is today.

While it would eventually be surpassed by newer, faster and better consoles, its cultural impact was huge: even today, it's sought after by collectors, with original games and the console itself selling for up to six figures.

Retro game collector Jarrod Hayes joins Emile Donovan.

Jarrod's hand holds a box containing a Game Boy colour. In the background are colourful titles of various video games.

Jarrod Hayes is a retro game collector who goes by the name Polished Gaming on YouTube and Instagram. Photo: Polished Gaming Instagram