Blissful 20th birthday, Wonderswan

Blissful 20th birthday, Wonderswan

The Sport Boy left many slain in its wake. From the very starting, many have challenged Nintendo’s dominance within the handheld market and all of them failed. A few of these methods made an even bigger splash than others, however Nintendo would inevitably hog the market in perpetuity, with even Sony’s PlayStation Transportable failing to overhaul the Sport Boy’s successor, the Nintendo DS.

No matter how badly different handhelds have been trashed by Nintendo, it is a fairly attention-grabbing graveyard to dig by. The Atari Lynx was bodily huge, however really a reasonably neat console; the N-Gage was a silver taco; and the Neo Geo Pocket was completely superior, and I would like one. The there’s the Bandai Wonderswan, which was developed by certainly one of Nintendo’s most prolific {hardware} designers, Gunpei Yokoi. The previous mentor of Shigeru Miyamoto, Gunpei Yokoi departed Nintendo quickly after the huge failure of the Digital Boy (whether or not this was associated is debatable) and set to designing his personal console. Sadly, he died in a visitors accident earlier than he may see the discharge of his creation, however the little handheld really made a modest influence in Japan.

The Wonderswan was launched in March 1999, making it 20 years because it left a pockmark on the business. Blissful birthday, pockmark.

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