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Handhelds. In the beginning…. MB Game’s Microvision (1979) LCD (temperamental) 13 Games 1 x 9V Battery (2 –some version). Epoch Game Pocket Computer (1984) LCD ( graphics akin to Atari 2600) 5 Games 4 x AA Batteries Only released in Japan. Nintendo’s Game and Watch (1980).

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In the beginning…

  • MB Game’s Microvision (1979)

  • LCD (temperamental)

  • 13 Games

  • 1 x 9V Battery (2 –some version)

  • Epoch Game Pocket Computer (1984)

  • LCD ( graphics akin to Atari 2600)

  • 5 Games

  • 4 x AA Batteries

  • Only released in Japan

Nintendo’s Game and Watch (1980)

Nintendo’s Game and Watch (1980)(reminds me of something…)

Entex Adventure Vision (1982)


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Lift Off!

  • Sega Game Gear (1990)

  • Colour and Back-lit LCD Screen

  • 6 x AA Batteries (Not Good!)

  • TV Tuner

  • Sonic the Hedgehog!

  • Atari Lynx I (1989)

  • Colour and Back-lit LCD Screen

  • 6 x AA Batteries (4 Hours)

  • Network Support

  • Ambidextrous Design

  • Nintendo Game Boy (1989)

  • LCD (Dot Matrix)

  • 4 x AA Batteries (Long life)

  • Tetris!

  • PC Engine GT (1990)

  • AKA NEC TurboExpress

  • Most powerful handheld

  • But at £150m - £200!!!

  • Atari Lynx 2 (1991)

  • Some Improvements

  • Still a brick though!


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New Challengers and New Versions

  • Bandai Wonderswan (1999) and Wonderswan Color(2000)

  • Gunpei Yokoi!

  • 1 x AA Batteries (Long Life)

  • Nothing wrong with the thing! Competition just too strong.

Nintendo’s Game Boy Pocket (1996), Game Boy Light (1998) and Nintendo’s Game Boy Color still dominated.

  • SNK Neo Geo Pocket and Neo Geo Pocket Color(1998, 1999)

  • Good design

  • 2 x AA Batteries (Long Life)

  • Nothing wrong with the thing!


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And after that...

Nintendo Game Boy Advance (2001) and the Game Boy Advance SP (2003) was the Game Boy’s evolution into 32-bit. The SP model was front-lit while newer models are back-lit.

Gamepark’s GP32 (2001, Left) was 32-bit, open source (emulators were a selling point) and could play DivX movies and MP3’s but was not front-lit until 2003’s model. Nokia’s N-Gage (2003, centre and right) attempted to seize on the mobile phone craze and mix a game’s console with a mobile phone.


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The Latest (as of 2005)

  • Nintendo DS (Dual Screen)

  • Wi-Fi

  • Rechargeable Battery

  • Touch Screen, Microphone

  • Mario Kart!

  • Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable)

  • Plays movies (UMD), music, games, images.

  • Wireless

  • That screen!

  • Tiger’s Gizmondo

  • GPRS

  • GPS

  • Camera, play music, send emails/ SMS etc.

  • Nintendo’s Game Boy Micro

  • Damn small!

  • Interchangeable covers.

  • Gamepark Holding’s GP2X

  • Linux OS

  • Emulators galore!

  • Multimedia Player

  • Tapwave Zodiac

  • Games Console meets PDA (Palm OS)

  • Discontinued.



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Summary - Key Issues

  • Battery Life

  • Gameplay (different from home consoles)

  • Size/ Design/ Ergonomics/ Portability

  • Game/ Software Support

  • Price

  • Longevity

  • Use of extras



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