scotland wrote:Stalvern wrote:You forgot the Gizmondo! The fans will riot!
Forget the fans, watch out for the Swedish mafia.
I like the structure. Where does the Dingoo fit in? Gen 4? There are also modern Android players now - gen 5?
One issue with handhelds is that the generations may have start dates but no end dates. for instance, you can buy handheld famicoms, or the new Atari flashback portable, etc. These system on a chip may be like generation 3-4, etc. Its complicated.
I was reading about those Dingoo and Gizmondo things as well as others. I have never heard of them, nor have I ever seen them on the shelves of any store ever. Same with the Android players. Outside of specialty sites and ebay, I dont know what kind of release they get, but I have never seen them in the wild.
As for the emulator systems like the Atari and Sega ones, I dont know if they count. I think those might have their own category outside of everything else.
I think for the purpose of the generation chart, we should stick with name brands that offered at least some sort of competition to one or more of the big named gaming companies.
Random droid handheld emulator, or some lame-o handheld that had 4 games and was only released in Spain probably shouldnt fit in anywhere. They are like straight to video VHS movies that noone remembers or cares about.