Shortly before the Game Boy Color was released, the Game Boy Pocket came out, for reasons that mortal gamer cannot comprehend. Its only feature was that it was smaller and slimmer than a regular Game Boy, and thus could fit easily into a pocket, but otherwise it was identical to the original Game Boy. It was also a bit sleeker in shape, and generally aesthetically nicer. However, it was soon superceded by the Game Boy Color, which was superior to the original Game Boy in every way, and superior to the Game Boy Pocket in every way but size.