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History of hand held video games

  1. 1. History of Handheld <br />Video Games<br />1<br />By: KenivalAmanna &<br />Stephen Sharma<br />
  2. 2. Table of Contents<br />Introduction<br />Past<br />Present<br />Future<br />Conclusion<br />Questions<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br /> What are handheld consoles?<br /> A handheld game console is a lightweight console that is portable and runs on batteries, with a built-in screen and game controls.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Past<br />Nintendo Game Boy<br />Atari Lynx / Lynx II <br />Sega Game Gear <br />Sega Nomad <br />Game Boy Color<br />Game Boy Advance / Advance SP <br />Nintendo DS / DS Lite/DSI<br />PlayStation Portable (PSP)<br />
  5. 5. Nintendo Game Boy<br />The Game Boy was released to the Japanese public in 1989, 2 years later in the US.  Three years after its initial release it had sold over 32 million units <br />The Game Boy was developed by Gunpei Yokoi and his team at Nintendo. <br />By 1997, a new and improved Game Boy called the Game Boy Pocket was released with a higher quality "clear" LCD screen and smaller in size.<br />Over 650 games have been released for the original and pocket Game Boy units<br />4<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Atari Lynx / Lynx II <br /> Released by Atari Corporation in 1989<br />The Lynx retailed for $189.95 and over 100 games were released for the system<br />Stores started favouring other handhelds over the Lynx<br />The first handheld with color LCD and back light display <br />6<br />
  7. 7. Sega Game Gear <br />Released in 1990<br />Sega's first handheld game console<br />11 million units were sold of this console<br />The price of this console was $150<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Sega Nomad <br />Released in 1995<br />Selling price was $180<br />It has a built-in high quality backlit 3" passive-matrix LCD screen, a D-Pad and six face buttons<br />1st to be able to be hooked up to a television<br />1 million units were sold<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Game Boy Color <br /><ul><li>Was the first to be backward compatible
  10. 10. Sold Worldwide: 118.69 million
  11. 11. Came in various colors</li></ul>Released in 1998<br />This was the handheld console based on the game boy/game boy pocket<br />Ability to show up to 56 colors simultaneously on screen<br />Major step for Nintendo's advancements<br />9<br />
  12. 12. Game Boy Advance / Advance SP <br />Came into the market in 2001 <br />Game Boy’s shape changed into a vertical rectangle<br />In 2003, Game Boy released an upgraded version of the Advance, naming it the Advance SP<br /><ul><li>Black light feature was added
  13. 13. Included a built-in light and a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery which was the first of its kind
  14. 14. Sold 81.51 million worldwide of both consoles </li></ul>11<br />10<br />
  15. 15. Nintendo DS/DS Lite/DSI<br /><ul><li>Wifi capabilities was built into the DS
  16. 16. The DS lite was later released in 2006 that is much lighter and slicker
  17. 17. The DSI was released 2 years later in 2008 with a camera and improved hardware.</li></ul>Released in 2004 <br />Cost approximately $149<br />1st touch screen handheld with dual screen<br />Revolutionized console with touch screens<br />Capable to play and chat online with different players with internet access<br />12<br />
  18. 18. PlayStation Portable (PSP)<br />Manufactured by Sony<br />Released in 2004 (same year as the DS)<br />Is the first handheld video game console to use an optical disc format<br />Biggest screen with 4.30 inch screen<br />First handheld to be able to access internet browser wirelessly<br />By 2007, Sony released an improved, slimmer and lighter version of the PSP<br />Had the best 3D capabilities at the time.<br />13<br />
  19. 19. Present<br />Playstation Go<br /><ul><li>Nintendo 3DS</li></li></ul><li>Playstation Go<br />Released in 2009 <br />Features: 64MB RAM,480X272 TFT LCD,802.11b WIFI connections,3.8 inch screen<br />Manufactured by Sony<br />Supports blue tooth connectivity<br />Did not impact the market , resulting to poor sales <br />Oct 2010 the price dropped to $199.99<br />14<br />
  20. 20. Nintendo 3DS<br />There is no need for 3D glasses to enjoy the effects<br />It was the first handheld console with 3D capability<br />Nintendo has been experimenting with 3D technology since the1980’s<br />It was released on February 26 , 2011 in Japan<br />New addition to the DS collections<br />Sold 374,764 units within its first week of launch<br />15<br />
  21. 21. Future<br />Xbox has not made a handheld console <br />Everything may be in one device such as cellular phone which has better portability<br />
  22. 22. Conclusion<br />Handheld video games: <br />improved greatly over the years<br />became popular Worldwide<br />generated large amounts of profit<br />continues to succeed in the market<br />16<br />
  23. 23. Questions?<br />Thank You<br />
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  25. 25. http://www.cyberiapc.com/vgg/nintendo_gameboy.htm<br />www.atariage.com/Lynx/history.htm<br />http://www.cyberiapc.com/vgg/sega_gamegear.htm<br />http://sega.wikia.com/wiki/Sega_Nomad<br />http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/gameboy_color/59576<br />http://www.cyberiapc.com/vgg/nintendo_gameboysp.htm<br />http://ninhistory.tripod.com/Nintendo%20DS.htm<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSP_Go<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_3DS<br />Info Ref<br />
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