Here are some awesome facts, about the virtual boy!
The way images are produced on the VB is by projecting two images, one black and one red, onto the two LCD screens, both of which run at 50.2 fps. This makes the images appear to be three-dimensional and stand out against the black background.
There were a few disappointments with the Virtual Boy. For starters, it only displayed images in red pixels. It would have been so much nicer if the virtual reality experience was in full color. It also gave players a headache if they played on it for over half an hour and was not recommended for children under 7 years old. The VB unit sits on a stand with no height adjustment, so in many situations it's quite difficult to be comfortable while playing.
All in all though, I think the Virtual Boy was a daring and interesting idea. Approximately 770,000 units were sold in total worldwide. If anything, it was something different. What a shame though that Gunpei Yokoi had to leave Nintendo in disgrace after being blamed for the Virtual Boy's tragic outcome. Even with its flaws, I still love it!
CPU: 32-bit NEC V810 RISC (20MHz)
RAM: 1Mb DRAM 512kb P-SRAM
Colors: 4 colors/32 intensity levels
Resolution: 384x224 pixels
Screen: 2 RTI light-emitting LEDs
Sound: 16-bit stereo
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