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The Nintendo GameBoy is 30: Here are the best handheld games consoles of all time

Pocket-lint Logo By Pocket-lint of Pocket-lint | Slide 1 of 14: With Sony finally closing the chapter on its own handheld gaming exploits and the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS on their final descent, the days of dedicated portable games consoles look to be over.Yes, there is the superb Switch to ensure we can continue to game on the go, while handheld gaming will continue on smartphones, of course. However, small form factor games machines could soon be a thing of the past. They are destined to be playthings of retro fans and collectors alone.There's no need to feel glum though, handheld gameplay has provided many great memories over the years and nobody can take them away from us.Here then are our favourite portable consoles that made us beam from ear to ear.

Best handheld games consoles of all time: Will we ever see their like again?

With Sony finally closing the chapter on its own handheld gaming exploits and the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS on their final descent, the days of dedicated portable games consoles look to be over.

Yes, there is the superb Switch to ensure we can continue to game on the go, while handheld gaming will continue on smartphones, of course. However, small form factor games machines could soon be a thing of the past. They are destined to be playthings of retro fans and collectors alone.

There's no need to feel glum though, handheld gameplay has provided many great memories over the years and nobody can take them away from us.

Here then are our favourite portable consoles that made us beam from ear to ear.

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