Handheld game console

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A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable electronic device with a built-in screen, games controls and speakers.[1] Handheld game consoles are run on machines of small size allowing people to carry them and play them at any time or place.[2] Unlike video game consoles, the controls, screen and speakers are all part of a single unit.[3]

In 1977, Mattel introduced the first handheld electronic game with the release of Auto Race.[4] Later, several companies—including Coleco and Milton Bradley—made their own single-game, lightweight table-top or handheld electronic game devices.[5] The oldest true handheld game console with interchangeable cartridges is the Milton Bradley Microvision in 1979.[6]

Nintendo is credited with popularizing the handheld console concept with the release of the Game Boy in 1989,[3] and continues to dominate the handheld console market[7] with successive Game Boy, and most recently Nintendo DS, models.[8]

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