Nintendo has crushed a large majority of competing video game handhelds since first popularizing the platform over 20 years ago. Save only a few, an overwhelming number of portables are commercial botches. Here are the top handheld failures.
All I can say is lol.
I didn't know GameBoy Micro was a failure but others were sure DOAs. Also, while the article states "save for a few", I think the only handheld to ever get a big chunck of handheld gaming aside from Nintendo products was PSP but even that's way behind DS. But hey, at least both handhelds are doing great and have awesome games.
I just bought a black DS Lite a few days ago because I wanted to take Pokemon Diamond on holiday, and my sister and I are having fun playing New Super Mario Bros. multiplayer with just one game as she has an older DS. This is one good handheld.
I also have a PSP, but I never buy games for it because they are either too short or PS2 ports, and the only game I am looking forward to is God of War: Chains of Olympus. I'm not into all this firmware stuff so I just keep legal. I just bought Daxter though for £10, and I look forward to completing it, although I heard it's also too short. Damn the PSP could be so much better.
What about the virtual boy. I figured it would be on there. It couldn't have sold more than 10 million.
@Mi5t, I don't know. all I know is it was garbage.lol
Isnt Virtual boy a non-handheld device?
Virtual boy was a portable game console
It's amazing that so many companies even try.
i use to have Neo-Geo Pocket it was great handheld but no one make games for it. i think i bought five games for it when it first came out in US.
i cannt find it
why then, do so many people say the PSP is a "failure," when it's sold 25 million units.
the DS and PSP are both incredible handheld successes.
the DS rides off of the success of the Game Boy line (going strong since the late 80s), and the PSP is finally a handheld for Playstation gamers.
there are more than just ports on the PSP.
Exit, Lumines, Loco Roco, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, Daxter, MGS: Portable Ops, are all excellent games.
sure, some of them may star familiar characters, but the games themselves are incredible representations of what smart design can do for the PSP, even with one analog nub.
the negative is always highlighted these days, but there a lot more positives to the PSP than negatives.
out of 290 listed PSP games on Metacritic, 89 were scored 75 and up. yes, 211 mediocre games isn't good, but 89 worthwhile ones is quite a bit. especially considering that, total, i only owned 60 games on my PS2.
by comparison, out of 270 DS games, 62 were scored 75 and up.
this isn't to start any kind of pissing contest, but it's just to show that both handhelds have a nice ammount of good games, and the even cooler thing about it, is that they both cater to different audiences.
i'd hate it if the PSP was the *ONLY handheld out there, because it's types of games aren't for everybody.
i'd also hate it if the DS was the only handheld out there, because it's types of games aren't for everybody either.
there's finally some *CHOICE in the handheld market, and the competition is only going to benefit us consumers.
the PSP is behind the DS by about 10 million units. that's a lot, sure, but at least it's better than the less than 25,000 units the Gizmondo sold. now *THAT'S a true failure.
*edit: oh yeah, and i *HAD an Atari Lynx. i still have no idea where i got it from.
monster hunter 2 looks to be a very good game too, plus killzone liberation is great
i forgot about Monster Hunter 2, and i really like Killzone Liberation. i was just playing it last week. fun game.
This is a FU to all the people who said PSP is a failure. PSP is not on the list. The GBA micro is on the list lol.
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