In Pictures: 3 decades of hand-held game systems

Three decades after the debut of Milton Bradley's Microvision, here's a look at how handheld video game systems evolved, from early flops like the Atari Lynx to the gaming innovations of the iPhone.

Sega Game Gear (1990)

Based on technology used for the 8-bit Sega Master System, the Game Gear was a capable and relatively inexpensive color game machine. It outsold its competitors (the TurboExpress and the Atari Lynx) due in part to its licenses to run popular Sega games like Sonic the Hedgehog and in part to the halo effect of Sega’s wildly successful Genesis home console.

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