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Handheld game console

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A handheld game console is a video game console which is designed to allow the player to play video games while away from the normal television-console environment.

Handheld consoles integrate screens and speakers in a light, portable package, thus allowing play in nearly any environment. The first handheld produced was Mattel's Auto Race released in 1976. This particular console used light emitting diodes (LEDs) to simulate a car race.

Sega has some experience with handheld consoles, having produced such consoles as the Sega Nomad and the popular Game Gear.

Handheld consoles manufactured by Sega

In addition to the above, the Dreamcast VMU could function as a handheld console through applications downloaded through certain Dreamcast games.