Honestly, when it comes to portable gaming no one has ever really managed to challenge Nintendo. The Game Boy is one of the most successful systems of all time, despite the fact that it went up against technically superior portable consoles like the Lynx and Game Gear. It's had an interesting history, and here are ten of the coolest and strangest bits of it. 10. It's One of the Best Selling Consoles of All Time: Only the Playstation 2 tops Nintendo portable systems in terms of sales numbers , and even then just barely. The DS has Game Boy beat, but at 118 million units sold, the Game Boy and Game Boy Color still have sold more than both versions of the Xbox combined, and more than double the number of every single system Atari ever made put together.