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The history of portable consoles

Mobile games are associated today with phones and tablets. Some time ago, the peak mobility was sizeable walkman. The real revolution came from the Far East with a device called the Game Boy. The first handheld gaming console appeared in the late 70s and 80s.

The first small console appeared when the market major counterparts reigned second generation equipment. Microvision developed by Smiths Engineering debuted in 1979. It dealt with the distribution company Milton Bradley. We can associate it as a producer of many toys and board games in the 90s.

Microvision console existed on the market only two years.

The failure happened also released five years later, the Japanese console Epoch Game Pocket Computer. The reasons for the failure were wasted execution and little games available Additionally, the LCD image display with a resolution of 75 x 64 pixels, and the library of games was limited to five production. The real hit was a series of miniature devices called Game & Watch. It was a product from Nntendo. The idea for the equipment came Gunpei Yokoi. The result was a mobile, simplified versions of hits such as Donkey Kong and Mario Bros. In total, it established until 60 varieties of this device.

The third generation of consoles lacked mobile devices.

The revolution took place during the next years and again came from the Far East. Her father was none other than the creator of the famous Game & Watch – Gunpei Yokoi. The company Nintendo not only saved the industry by launching a large NES. GameBoy quickly gained the competition in the form of consoles Atari Lynx and Sega Game Gear. It was on him was one of the largest series in the world, namely Pokemon. Now in its mobile version of the game the whole world. Once,  played in it just for the GameBoy. The success of the console consisted of the presence of the port, which is mobile version of the biggest hits of the NES: Čotra and The Legend of Zelda. GameBoy lived to see the version with a color display endowed with the note color, as well as reduced brother called Game Boy Pocket.

During the fifth generation still reigned GameBoy with successive models.

There was also a competition. First she tried Sega. Launched in November 1995 console Nomad was built with TV output. Competition joined the company Tiger Electronics manufacturing earlier devices like the old Game & Watch. This is how the console Tiger R-Zone, which was the technical tragedy enclosed in a small box. Nintendo once again tried to revolutionize the market. This time the Japanese attacked the imagination of consumers, offering three-dimensional graphics. Virtual Boy consisted of controller and display stereoscopic goggles.

The sixth generation definitely belonged to Nintendo.

First of all, they created a phenomenal gaming device, which in 2001 continued the line GameBoyów, and this offered a huge qualitative leap. Advance is equipped with a brilliant display, so that the image viewed on a mobile device has never looked so good.

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