Here are the best handheld games consoles of all time

The grandfather of all handheld consoles, the GameBoy effectively defined the category on its launch in 1989. (image credit: Nintendo)
The Sega Game Gear was impressive thanks to its colour screen but shocking battery life really let it down (image credit: James Case)
A bright yellow gaming machine with a game that played like a cross between Space Invaders and Galaxian. Insanely addictive. (image credit: CGL)
The Neo Geo Pocket Color was a solid fave for hardcore gamers at the time but it didn't stick around long. (image credit: SNK)
This one blew several competitor away when it launched thanks to its 32-bit power and more. (image credit: Nintendo)
This was a handheld version of the TurboGrafx-16 games console that also came with a built-in TV tuner. Impressive gear for 1990. (image credit: Evan-Amos (Wiki Commons))
The Sony PSP offered superb handheld gaming thanks to a 4.3-inch LCD screen and awesome games like God of War. (image credit: Jesse S (Flickr))
Atari dabbled in the handheld market back in 1989 but didn't manage to sell well. (image credit: Blake Patterson (Flickr))
These single-game handheld gaming machines were a marvel in the 1980s. (image credit: Nintendo)
The Tomytronic 3D was basically the forefather of modern VR headsets. Things have come a long way since then. (image credit: Joe Haupt (Wiki Commons))
With the GameBoy brand waning, the Nintendo DS had to work hard to maintain Nintendo's dominance, but it managed it. (image credit: Nintendo)
The follow-up to the PSP was superb thanks to an excellent 5-inch OLED touchscreen and other highlights too. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
First released in 2011, the 3DS was the first handheld games console with a glasses-free 3D screen (image credit: Pocket-lint)
We see the Nintendo Switch as a revolutionary handheld console. The fact that they're always hard to get hold shows everyone else agrees. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Nintendo Switch Lite isn't just a smaller version of standard Switch, it also works as a replacement to the DS family of consoles too. (image credit: Pocket-lint)

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