Can the original Gameboy be played with an AC/DC adapter?

I recently found a discussion on Twitter where a user claims to have bought a power adapter for her Gameboy, and many people criticizing her because the Gameboy used AA batteries.

Now, I’m too young to have used the console (my first console was a Gameboy Advance), so I have this question.

Is it possible to use a Gameboy with an AC/DC adapter? If so, was the adapter used to charge batteries or only to power the console itself?


As Wikipedia clearly states, the original Gameboy can be used with an AC/DC adapter:

The Game Boy also contains optional input and/or output connectors. On the left side of the system is an external 3.5mm × 1.35mm DC power supply jack that allows users to use an external rechargeable battery pack or AC adapter (sold separately) instead of four AA batteries.

Here’s an image of the official power supply sold for the system:

Official nintendo gameboy power supply box
image source

Source : Link , Question Author : Arturo Torres Sánchez , Answer Author : ave

Leave a Comment