I am in love with handheld consoles~! I think they’re are one of the best ways to play a nice video game. So here are some reasons why handheld consoles are amazing and should receive more praise, reviews and attention. I have no clue how to order my list so I’ll just start with the very first thing in mind.
You can take your handhelds with you! And that’s obvious, but it’s a great thing. You can game from literally anywhere and that’s amazing. I love taking out my PSVita or my 3DS when I’m travelling or commuting. It’s fun to take your handheld with you to many places. You can take handhelds with you on holidays, so you can continue your Pokémon adventure while sitting in your hotel room.
Another amazing thing about handheld consoles nowadays, is that there are loads of genres to choose from! There are adventure games, action games, puzzle games, simulation games, and so much more. You can have a whole range of games anywhere you go and that is just a great concept.
Currently two handheld consoles dominate the market. Nintendo is leading the market. I can write this without actually looking it up, because I’m pretty sure they’re doing amazing. They smashed with the Gameboy and their handheld has only grown since then. Sony brought the PSP and the PSVita. The two companies provide very different kinds of games, despite offering a range of genres. I wanted to play the Final Fantasy X/X2 remake for a long time, so when I found the opportunity to treat myself, I did! I was amazed at how well and beautiful the game works. I can now explore Spira from anywhere. The PSVita has its own issues and problems, but I think that handheld consoles are developing at an rapid rate.
At this pace, we could probably play large, high-content and high-graphics games on small consoles.