Game Boy lifts Nintendo to profit

  August 5, 2003 at 4:35 PM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via CNET News.com)
 


Nintendo got a surprising boostopens in new window from sales of its cheap, ultra-popular handheld unit, the Game Boy Advance. But since the once-leading video game console maker halted production of its GameCube unit, industry experts aren't singing "Hallelujah" just yet.

Still, EA Games' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stoneopens in new window became the #1 title for Game Boy Advanceopens in new window shortly after its release in November 2001, and the sequel Chamber of Secretsopens in new window held the title in December 2002, undoubtedly helping to drive sales of the device itself.

Game Boy Advance SP Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for Game Boy Advance

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