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.

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Nintendo DS (2004)

To follow up the multimillion-selling Game Boy Advance, Nintendo introduced a device with two screens, one of them touch-sensitive. Many skeptics predicted that the extra screen would prove superfluous and that the new device, the Nintendo DS, would flop. But Nintendo has had the last laugh, moving 113.48 million Nintendo DS units worldwide to date. Nintendo replaced its original, bulky DS model with the svelte and compact DS Lite in 2006, and it remains a major breadwinner for Nintendo.

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