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WonderSwan Color bundled with the original Final Fantasy

The WonderSwan Color was a handheld game console designed by Bandai. It was released in 2000, but was only available in Japan. While the original WonderSwan had only a black and white screen, the color version featured 64k of RAM and a larger color LCD screen.

Prior to WonderSwan's release, Nintendo had virtually a monopoly in the Japanese handheld market. After the release of the WonderSwan Color, Bandai took approximately 8% of the market share in Japan, partly due to its low price.

Another reason for the WonderSwan's success in Japan was the fact that Bandai managed to get a deal with Squaresoft to port over the original Famicom Final Fantasy games with improved graphics and controls. However, with the popularity of the Game Boy Advance and the reconciliation between Squaresoft and Nintendo, the WonderSwan Color and its successor, the Swan Crystal, quickly lost their competitive advantage.

Final Fantasy titles for WonderSwan Color

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