When we were kids, we all dreamed of having our own gaming console. Whenever we saw other kids our age playing, we couldn't help but gather around to watch. As we've grown up, it seems like the Switch is the only handheld console left, but there are still dedicated fans collecting some of the classic consoles from our childhood. Today, let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of those beloved gaming consoles. Who knows, maybe you've played some of them before!
The PSP is a gaming console that many are familiar with. There are various versions of it. The PlayStation Portable (PSP) was introduced by Sony Computer Entertainment as the first handheld gaming device in the PlayStation series. It made its debut in December 2004 and quickly became a sensation, captivating gamers worldwide.
When it comes to Nintendo, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is the Switch. However, the NDS, short for Nintendo DS, was actually Nintendo's third-generation portable gaming device. The DS series sold an astounding 153 million units, making it the best-selling game console series in Nintendo's history. Its unparalleled success in the gaming industry made Nintendo a standout example often referenced in textbooks. This gaming console was released in 2004.
The Game Boy (GB), released by Nintendo in 1989, marked the debut of portable gaming. Throughout the 1990s, it remained the epitome of handheld gaming. Its affordability, extensive game library, and Nintendo's reputation propelled it to victory over rivals like the Game Gear and NEC PC-GT, despite its monochrome display.
The Game Boy Advance (GBA), or simply GBA, was Nintendo's second-generation portable gaming device, released on March 21, 2001. Its major feature was the introduction of a vibrant TFT LCD screen, offering color display. Positioned as the successor to the original Game Boy, it aimed to address certain performance limitations of its predecessor.
From the looks of it, Nintendo dominated the handheld gaming market with almost all of the classic game consoles being their products. Back in the day, Nintendo indeed ruled the handheld gaming realm. Of course, looking at it now, the Switch holds an unrivaled position in the handheld gaming industry. So, which game console did you play as a kid?