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Encyclopedia > Comparison of handheld gaming consoles

This is a comparison of the features of various handheld game consoles. A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable electronic machine for playing video games. ...

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General information

Manufacturer First public release date Product line Launch price (USD) Units Sold
VG Pocket VG Pocket Caplet August 2006 Peilican $39.99
Nintendo DS Lite Nintendo March 2, 2006 Nintendo DS $129.99
GP2X GamePark Holdings November 9, 2005 GP2X $185
Gizmondo Tiger Telematics October, 2005 Gizmondo $229-$400 (depending on advertising subsidies)
Game Boy Advance SP

(Backlit Model) A console manufacturer is a company that manufactures and distributes video game consoles. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pelican VG Pocket. ... The VG Pocket Caplet was created by Performance Designed Products and Pelican Products. ... August 2006 is the eighth month of that year, and has yet to occur. ... The Nintendo DS Lite ) (sometimes abbreviated DSLite, or simply Lite, sold as the iQue DS Lite in China) is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... The GP2X is an open-source, Linux-based handheld video game console and media player created and sold by GamePark Holdings of South Korea. ... GamePark Holdings is a Korean company responsible for creating the GP2X that was founded by former employees of the game maker GamePark. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The GP2X is an open-source, Linux-based handheld video game console and media player created and sold by GamePark Holdings of South Korea. ... The Gizmondo handheld video game unit. ... The Gizmondo handheld video game unit. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gizmondo handheld video game unit. ... The Game Boy Advance SP ), released in February 2003, is an upgraded version of Nintendos Game Boy Advance. ...

Nintendo September 13, 2005 Game Boy $79
Game Boy Micro Nintendo September 13, 2005 Game Boy $99
Pocket Famicom Gametech Unknown , 2004 Pocket Famicom $80
Timetop Gameking 2 Timetop Unknown , 2004 Gameking $15-$30 (depending on retailer's subsidies and special offers)
PlayStation Portable Sony Computer Entertainment December 2, 2004 Sony PlayStation $249.99
Nintendo DS Nintendo November 21, 2004 Nintendo DS $149.99
Nokia N-Gage QD Nokia July 27, 2004 N-Gage $0-$245 (depending on cell provider subsidies)
Timetop Gameking Timetop Unknown , 2003 Gameking $10-$20 (depending on retailer's subsidies and special offers)
Tapwave Zodiac Tapwave November 1, 2003 Zodiac $300-400 (depending on configuration)
Nokia N-Gage Nokia October 7, 2003 N-Gage $300
Game Boy Advance SP Nintendo March 23, 2003 Game Boy
Swan Crystal Bandai November 16, 2002 WonderSwan $65
GP32 GamePark Unknown , 2001 GP32 $239
Game Boy Advance Nintendo March 21, 2001 Game Boy $100
WonderSwan Color Bandai December 30, 2000 WonderSwan $65
WonderSwan Bandai Unknown , 1999 WonderSwan
Neo-Geo Pocket Color SNK Unknown , 1999 Neo-Geo $69?[1]
Neo-Geo Pocket SNK Unknown , 1998 Neo-Geo $69?[2]
Game Boy Color Nintendo October 23, 1998 Game Boy $79 [3]
Game.com Tiger Electronics Unknown , 1997 Game.com $59-$69[4]
Game Boy Light Nintendo Unknown , 1997 (Japan Only) Game Boy
Game Boy Pocket Nintendo Unknown , 1996 Game Boy $59 [5]
Sega Nomad Sega October , 1995 Sega Nomad $180
Mega Duck/Cougar Boy Creatonic, Videojet, and Timlex Unknown , 1993 Mega Duck $50
Watara Supervision Watara Unknown , 1992 Supervision $50 [6]
Atari Lynx II Atari Unknown , 1991 Lynx
TurboExpress NEC Unknown , 1990 TurboExpress $300 [7]
Game Gear Sega October 6, 1990 Game Gear $149 ISBN 0-9643848-5-X
Atari Lynx Atari Unknown , 1989 Lynx $179-$199 ISBN 0-9643848-5-X

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Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo,[1] released in 1989 at US$89. ... The Pocket Famicom The Pocket Famicom is an unlicensed handheld hardware clone of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES, known in Japan as the Nintendo Family Computer, or Famicom) produced by GameTech. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pocket Famicom The Pocket Famicom is an unlicensed handheld hardware clone of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES, known in Japan as the Nintendo Family Computer, or Famicom) produced by GameTech. ... The GameKing is an 8-bit handheld game console produced by the Chinese company TimeTop since 2003. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The GameKing is an 8-bit handheld game console produced by the Chinese company TimeTop since 2003. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... Sony Computer Entertainment, Incorporated ) (SCEI) is a Japanese video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, mostly in video game consoles and is a full subsidiary of Sony Corporation that was established on November 16, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The original PlayStation was produced in a light grey colour; the more recent PSOne redesign sports a smaller more rounded case. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... Nokia N-Gage phone (original version) The Nokia N-Gage is a mobile telephone and handheld game system designed using the Nokia 3650 as a base. ... Nokia Corporation (OMX: NOK1V, NYSE: NOK, FWB: NOA3) is an international communications company, focused on the key growth areas of wireline and wireless telecommunications. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The GameKing is an 8-bit handheld game console produced by the Chinese company TimeTop since 2003. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The GameKing is an 8-bit handheld game console produced by the Chinese company TimeTop since 2003. ... The Tapwave Zodiac 2 The Tapwave Zodiac is a Palm OS 5-based PDA created by the US company Tapwave, and the first Palm-based device developed with gaming and multimedia as primary considerations. ... Tapwave is the company that creates the Tapwave Zodiac. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tapwave Zodiac 2 The Tapwave Zodiac is a Palm OS 5-based PDA created by the US company Tapwave, and the first Palm-based device developed with gaming and multimedia as primary considerations. ... Nokia N-Gage phone (original version) The Nokia N-Gage is a mobile telephone and handheld game system designed using the Nokia 3650 as a base. ... Nokia Corporation (OMX: NOK1V, NYSE: NOK, FWB: NOA3) is an international communications company, focused on the key growth areas of wireline and wireless telecommunications. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Game Boy Advance SP ), released in February 2003, is an upgraded version of Nintendos Game Boy Advance. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo,[1] released in 1989 at US$89. ... A purple Swan Crystal with Front Mission running The Swan Crystal is the third (and likely final) version of Bandais WonderSwan handheld gaming system brand, succeeding the WonderSwan and WonderSwan Color. ... This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... WonderSwan is a handheld game console released in Japan by Bandai in 1999. ... The GP32 (GamePark 32) is a hand held console built by the Korean company Game Park. ... Game Park is a Korean company responsible for creating the GP32 and XGP. GP32 Hardware and Design // History Foundation Founded in 1996 in Korea, Game Park entered the industry through government money. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The GP32 (GamePark 32) is a hand held console built by the Korean company Game Park. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo,[1] released in 1989 at US$89. ... The WonderSwan Color is a handheld game console designed by Bandai. ... 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Neo Geo Pocket Color The Neo Geo Pocket Color (or NGPC) was released in 1998 in Japan. ... Neo Geo Pocket (Monochrome) The Neo Geo Pocket was SNKs original hand held system. ... SNK Playmore (formerly SNK) is a Japanese video game hardware and software company. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Neo Geo Pocket (Monochrome) The Neo Geo Pocket was SNKs original hand held system. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo,[1] released in 1989 at US$89. ... The Game. ... Tiger Electronics is an American toy manufacturer, best known for their handheld LCD games, the Furby, and Giga Pets. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... The Game. ... The original Game Boys design set the standard for handheld gaming consoles. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo,[1] released in 1989 at US$89. ... The original Game Boys design set the standard for handheld gaming consoles. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo,[1] released in 1989 at US$89. ... The Sega Nomad was a handheld game console sold in North America and South America, mainly in Brazil, essentially a mini-Genesis console, based on the Japanese Mega Jet and featuring a built-in color screen. ... Sega Corporation ) is a multinational Japanese video game software and hardware development company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sega Nomad was a handheld game console sold in North America and South America, mainly in Brazil, essentially a mini-Genesis console, based on the Japanese Mega Jet and featuring a built-in color screen. ... The Mega Duck and Cougar Boy with identical games for both systems. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Watara Supervision and a cartridge. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Atari Lynx The Atari Lynx is Ataris only handheld game console, and the first such machine with a color display. ... This article is about a corporate game company. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Type species Felis lynx Linnaeus, 1758 The overall range of Lynx species. ... TurboExpress handheld, TV tuner, games The TurboExpress or (PC Engine GT in Japan) was a portable version of the TurboGrafx, released in 1990 for $249. ... NEC Corporation (Jp. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... TurboExpress handheld, TV tuner, games The TurboExpress or (PC Engine GT in Japan) was a portable version of the TurboGrafx, released in 1990 for $249. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ... Sega Corporation ) is a multinational Japanese video game software and hardware development company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ... The Lynx was a handheld game console released by Atari in 1989. ... This article is about a corporate game company. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Type species Felis lynx Linnaeus, 1758 The overall range of Lynx species. ...

Game Boy Nintendo April 21, 1989 Game Boy $109 ISBN 0-9643848-5-X 69.4 million
Epoch Game Pocket Computer Epoch Unknown , 1984 Game Pocket Computer
Microvision Milton Bradley Company Unknown , 1979 Microvision
Manufacturer First public release date Product line Cost (USD)

The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo,[1] released in 1989 at US$89. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Game Boy ) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo,[1] released in 1989 at US$89. ... The Epoch Game Pocket Computer was a handheld game console released by Epoch in Japan in 1984. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The Epoch Game Pocket Computer was a handheld game console released by Epoch in Japan in 1984. ... Microvision The Microvision was a hand-held game console released by Milton Bradley Company in 1979. ... For the Oakland Athletics outfielder, see Milton Bradley (baseball player) The Milton Bradley Company is an American game company established by Milton Bradley in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1860. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Microvision The Microvision was a hand-held game console released by Milton Bradley Company in 1979. ... A console manufacturer is a company that manufactures and distributes video game consoles. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...

Specifications

Main processor Clock speed Main memory Storage Video memory
Game Boy Micro Sharp ARM7TDMI 16.78 MHz 32 KB, 256 KB external None 96 KB
Gizmondo 32-bit ARM9 / 128-bit Nvidia GPU 400 MHz 64 MB 64 MB flash (shared with program stack), SD slot 1204KB
PlayStation Portable MIPS R4000 32-bit RISC 1 - 333 MHz (Variable Clock Speed) 32 MB EDRAM (8 MB reserved for kernel) Memory Stick Duo Slot, UMD Universal Media Disc 2 MB EDRAM
Nintendo DS ARM9 and ARM7TDMI 67 MHz and 33 MHz 4 MB SRAM None 656 KB
Nokia N-Gage QD ARM9 104 MHz 3.4 MB 4 MB flash, MMC slot N/A
Timetop Gameking 1 & 2 65C02 6 MHz Unknown None N/A
GP2X ARM920T(host) and ARM940T(video) 200 MHz (240 MHz some distributors, MK2) 64MB SDRAM, 64MB NAND ROM SD Memory Cards, NAND RAM  ?
GP32 ARM920T 133 MHz 8 MB SDRAM SmartMedia 8–128 MB  ?
Tapwave Zodiac Motorola i. Mxi ARM9 297 MHz 32 MB or 128 MB 32 MB or 128 MB (shared with program stack), 2 SD slots 8 MB
Nokia N-Gage ARM9 104 MHz 3.4 MB, 32-128 MB external 4 MB flash, MMC slot N/A
Game Boy Advance SP Sharp ARM7TDMI and Z80 16.78 MHz and 4.194 MHz 32 KB, 256 KB external None 96 KB
Game Boy Advance Sharp ARM7TDMI and Z80 16.78 MHz and 4.194 MHz 32 KB, 256 KB external None 96 KB
Swan Crystal SPGY-1002 3.072 MHz 512 KB None  ?
WonderSwan Color SPGY-1002 3.072 MHz 512 KB None  ?
WonderSwan SPGY-1002 3.072 MHz 512 KB None  ?
Game Boy Color Z80 4 MHz (single), 8 MHz (double) 32 KB, 128 KB external None 16 KB
Neo-Geo Pocket Color Toshiba TLCS900H 6.144 MHz 64 KB None 12 KB
Neo-Geo Pocket Toshiba TLCS900H 6.144 MHz 64 KB None 12 KB
Game.com Sharp 8-Bit CPU  ?  ? None  ?
Game Boy Light Z80 4.194 MHz 8 KB None 8 KB
Game Boy Pocket Z80 4.194 MHz 8 KB None 8 KB
Sega Nomad Motorola M68000 & Zilog Z80 7.67 MHz & 4 MHz 64 KB None 64KB
Mega Duck/Cougar Boy unknown VLSI processor 4.194304 MHz 16 KB  ?  ?
Watara Supervision 8-bit 65C02 or M65C02 VLSI processor 4 MHz Varied by Model [9]  ?  ?
Atari Lynx II Mikey & Suzy (2 16-bit custom CMOS chips) 16 MHz & 16 MHz 64 KB DRAM, 128-512 KB External None (uses main memory)
Game Gear Zilog Z80 (8 bit) 3.58 MHz 8KB 16KB
TurboExpress Custom 6820 (NEC) 7.159090 MHz 8KB None 64KB
Game Boy Z80 4.194304 MHz 8 KB internal, 256 KB - 8 MB external None 8 KB
Atari Lynx Mikey & Suzy (2 16-bit custom CMOS chips) 16 MHz & 16 MHz 64 KB DRAM, 128-512 KB External None (uses main memory)
Game Pocket Computer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Microvision Intel 8021/TI TMS1100 (on cartridge) 100 kHz 16 bytes, integrated into CPU N/A N/A
Main processor Clock speed Main memory Storage Video memory
Controller Game media Display Resolution Colors
GP2X Eight-Directional Digital Stick Secure Digital Memory Cards 3.5" Backlit TFT LCD 320 x 240 260,000 colors
Game Boy Micro D-Pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 2 in. LCD 240 x 160 32,768 colors
Gizmondo Four-directional digital pad SD card or downloadable 2.8 in. LCD 240 x 320 65,536 colors
PlayStation Portable Four-directional digital pad, analog thumbstick UMD or memory stick 4.3 in. LCD 480 x 272 16.77 million colors
Nintendo DS D-pad, stylus-driven touchscreen Proprietary matrix memory cards Two 3 in. LCDs 256 x 192 (X2) 260,000 colors
Nokia N-Gage QD Four-directional digital pad MMC or downloadable 2.1 in. LCD 176 x 208 4,096 colors
Timetop Gameking 1 & 2 Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 2.1 in. Reflective LCD (Backlit in Gameking 2). 48 x 32 4 shades of gray
GP32 Four-directional digital stick Rewritable SmartMedia 3.5 in. TFT 320 x 240 65,536 colors
Tapwave Zodiac 8-directional digital thumbstick, stylus-driven touchscreen SD card or downloadable 3.8 in. LCD 480 x 320 65,536 colors
Nokia N-Gage Four-directional digital pad MMC or downloadable 2.1 in. LCD 176 x 208 4,096 colors
Game Boy Advance SP D-Pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 2.9 in. LCD 240 x 160 32,768 colors
Game Boy Advance D-Pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 2.9 in. LCD 240 x 160 32,768 colors
Swan Crystal Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 2.8 in. TFT LCD 224x144 4,096 colors, 241 simultaneous
WonderSwan Color Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 2.8 in. FSTN reflective LCD 224x144 4,096 colors, 241 simultaneous
WonderSwan Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 2.49 in. FSTN Reflection LCD 224 X 144
Game Boy Color Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge TFT LCD 160 x 144 32,768 colors; 10, 32 or 56 simultaneous
Neo-Geo Pocket Color 8-directional digital thumbstick Proprietary solid-state cartridge TFT LCD 160 x 152 4,096 colors, 146 simultaneous
Neo-Geo Pocket 8-directional digital thumbstick Proprietary solid-state cartridge TFT LCD 160 x 152 16 palettes per plane?
game.com Four-directional digital pad, touchscreen Proprietary solid-state cartridge 3.9 in. LCD 200 x 160 4
Game Boy Light D-Pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge Backlit Reflective LCD 160 x 144 4
Game Boy Pocket D-Pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge Reflective LCD 160 x 144 4
Sega Nomad Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge (compatible with Sega Genesis) 3 in. LCD 320 x 224 512 available, 64 simultaneous
Mega Duck/Cougar Boy Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 2,7" (48 (h) x 51 (w) mm) STN dot matriix unknown 4 monochrome green shades
Watara Supervision Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 61 mm x 61 mm (2.37" x 2.37") LCD SuperVision FAQ 160 x 160 pixel display 4 monochrome green shades
Atari Lynx II Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 3.5" LCD 160 x 102 4096 (12-bit), 16 per scanline
Game Gear Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 3.2 in. LCD 160 x 144 4,096 available, 32 simultaneous
TurboExpress Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge (compatible with Turbografx 16) TFT LCD 256x256 512
Game Boy D-Pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge Reflective LCD 160 x 144 4
Atari Lynx Four-directional digital pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge 3.5" LCD (diagonal);
3.25" x 1.88" [10]
160 x 102 4096 (12-bit), 16 per scanline
Game Pocket Computer Four-directional control pad Proprietary solid-state cartridge LCD 75 x 64 1
Microvision Nine button keypad, one paddle Proprietary solid-state cartridge LCD 16 x 16 4
Controller Game media Display Resolution Colors

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The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... eDRAM stands for embedded DRAM, a capacitor-based dynamic random access memory usually integrated on the same die or in the same package as the main ASIC or processor, as opposed to external DRAM modules and transistor-based SRAM typically used for caches. ... 128 MB Memory Stick with MagicGate support Memory Stick is a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony in October 1998, and is also used in general to describe the whole familiy of Memory Sticks. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... Static random access memory (SRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory. ... Nokia N-Gage phone (original version) The Nokia N-Gage is a mobile telephone and handheld game system designed using the Nokia 3650 as a base. ... 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See also

This is a list of video game consoles by the era they appeared in. ... Home video-game systems became popular during the 1970s and 80s. ...

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References

  • Herman, Leonard (2001). Phoenix: The Rise and Fall of Video Games. Springfield, NJ: Rolenta Press. 0-9643848-5-X. 

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External links

  • Game Boy Competitors: Parts 1, 2, and 3 - written August 11, 2004
  • G4 - History of the Handheld
  • G4 - History of the Handheld: Flops and Stinkers

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