SNK's Neo Geo released their first Handheld in the "Pocket" in the Asian markets to poor sales, then it introduced the Pocket Color and sold it Worldwide to moderate success.  It's last Handheld the Neo Geo X was a Hybrid much like the Nintendo Switch, However SNK ceased production of it due to disagreements with it's makers.

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businessman playing with an LCD calculator by pressing the buttons. Yokoi then thought of an idea for a watch that doubled as a miniature game machine for killing time, hence the creation of the Game & Watch.  

created by game designer Gunpei Yokoi. This was an early success for Nintendo and gave rise to the modern era of Handhelds.

In the early 90's Sega released the Game Gear onto the market to compete with the Game Boy and Lynx.  Then in 1995 it released the Sega Nomad, a Handheld version of the Genesis in the American market. Sales did not do well however and this was Sega's last ever Handheld to be made.

Atari entered the Handheld market in the late 80's and had moderate success with the Lynx.  Then in the early 

SNK's Neo Geo released their first Handheld in the "Pocket" in the Asian markets to poor sales, 

Nintendo produced the Handhelds from 1980 to 1991. Different models were manufactured, with some having two screens and a clam-shell design, and most were 

After finding fame with it's consoles, Playstation entered the race in 1994 with it's Playstation Portable or "PSP", it's success led to several re-inventions of the device before the new flip screen "PSP GO" in 2009, Sony's last Handheld to hit the markets was the Powerful PS Vita which also has several models in it's range.

Atari entered the Handheld market in the late 80's and had moderate success with the Lynx.  Then in the early 90's they introduced the Lynx II, However by 1995 they had stopped all production to concentrate on the ill-fated Atari Jaguar.

THE EVER CHANGING HAND-HELDS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG PART OF GAMING, FROM PLAYING IN THE PLAYGROUNDS, WHILE TRAVELLING OR EVEN A CHEEKY GAME IN THE OFFICE.  WE BRING YOU REVIEWS OF CLASSIC CARTRIDGE BASED CONSOLES TO THE NEWER DIGITAL HIGH-DEFINITION HYBRID MODELS.

90's they introduced the Lynx II, However by 1995 they had stopped all production to concentrate on the ill-fated Atari Jaguar.

Nintendo started the Handheld revolution with it's Incredibly Popular and Successful "Game Boy" in the late 80's.  Since then it has gone on to be one of the top innovators in it's field producing a vast selection of portable consoles.  From Dual Screens and 3D to it's new Hybrid Handhelds the company keeps going from strength to strength.

It is said that in 1979, Gunpei Yokoi, traveling on a train, saw a bored 

THE EVER CHANGING HAND-HELDS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG PART OF GAMING, FROM PLAYING IN THE PLAYGROUNDS, WHILE TRAVELLING OR EVEN A CHEEKY GAME IN THE OFFICE.  WE BRING YOU REVIEWS OF CLASSIC CARTRIDGE BASED CONSOLES TO THE NEWER DIGITAL HIGH-DEFINITION HYBRID MODELS.

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then it introduced the Pocket Color and sold it Worldwide to moderate success.  It's last Handheld the Neo Geo X was a Hybrid much like the Nintendo Switch, However SNK ceased production of it due to disagreements with it's manafacturers.

In the early 90's Sega released the Game Gear onto the market to compete with the Game

The Company is recognized as creating the first handheld the Game & Watch and the market for them. Nintendo started the Handheld revolution with it's Incredibly Popular and Successful "Game Boy" in the late 80's.  Since then it has gone on to be one of the top innovators in it's field producing a vast selection of portable consoles.  From Dual Screens and 3D to it's new Hybrid Handhelds the company keeps going from strength to strength.

Boy and Lynx.  Then in 1995 it released the Sega Nomad, a Handheld version of the Genesis in the American market. Sales did not do well however and this was Sega's last ever Handheld to be made.

The Company is recognized as creating the first handheld the Game & Watch and the market for them.

Portable or "PSP", it's success led to several re-inventions of the device before the new flip screen "PSP GO" was introduced in 2009. After releasing the"PSP Street" a budget PSP in 2011, Sony's last Handheld to hit the markets was the introduced, the Powerful PS Vita which also has several models in it's range.

After finding fame with it's consoles, Playstation entered the race in 1994 with it's Playstation