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The Retro Future

This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Sony's new PlayStation 5 game console supports a 120Hz/4K display, but for some reason, an enthusiast appeared to play the game on the screen of the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Micro.

The idea is simple, but this kind of experiment is not so easy to do. In short, we need to convert the video output of the latest PS5 game console into a signal that can be displayed on past Nintendo consoles' built-in displays, overcoming the generations.

Elliot Koll of the YouTube channel The Retro Future first connected the PS5's HDMI output to an AV adapter to convert it to analog (composite), and then input it to the May Flash Gameboy Advance A/V Adapter (product review here). The latter alone cost more than 120 British pounds (about 17,000 yen).

And on the PS5, it is mandatory to turn off the HDCP (copyright protection) option and switch the AV Adapter to PAL. This modest daisy chain makes the dream of "playing PS5 games on the 2-inch screen of the Game Boy Micro" come true. However, the Game Boy side, of course, can't control games, and you'll have to use the PS5's DualSense controller.

In addition, Koll played PS5 games on a Game Boy Advance SP, which he himself converted to a dual-screen. It's not particularly functional, just the exact same screen, but it may be the right way for a gamer to "do it because you want to".

Source: The Retro Future (YouTube)

Via: MSPowerUser


This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.