What does GBC stand for?

Game Boy Color

The GBC, or Game Boy Color, is a portable gaming system that came after the original Game Boy (GB). This new version was a step up from the GB, with a color display instead of the GB’s black and white, a more powerful processor, and a slimmer design.

On October 21, 1998, Nintendo launched the GBC and it was a hit. Some of the standout games for this system include Tetris, Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, Metal Gear Solid, and Wario Land II.

The term GBC is part of a long list of gaming system acronyms, like NES, SNES, and N64. You’ll probably hear GBC if you’re hanging out with gamers who love the 90s, or newer gamers who play old-school games on their computers.

Example for using ‘GBC’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what I found in my basement? A GBC! 🎮

No way! That’s awesome! The Game Boy Color, right? 🌈

Exactly! It’s the handheld console that came after the original Game Boy. It has a color screen and better processor. 🕹️

I remember playing Pokémon Gold on my friend’s GBC. Good times! 😄