Rather than ranking the technical merits of some of today’s handheld units to establish a pecking order, Entertainment Buddha would like to rank them based on their sound capabilities. Sound is a key feature in game design, and can add all sorts of depth to a gameplay experience. Without sound, gaming definitely wouldn’t be the multi-sense affecting medium that we all have come to love so dearly.
This applies even more so to the handheld gaming space because devices of this nature don’t sport high-end surround sound systems like consoles. If a mobile gaming device doesn’t boast strong built-in audio capabilities it can definitely tarnish the experience of playing games on the go. Sure headphones can be used to amplify sound on handhelds, but not every gamer wants to pack a pair of high-end cans with them every time they play a mobile game.