Handheld game console
From Sega Retro
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.
Handheld consoles manufactured by Sega
- Sega Game Gear
- Sega Nomad (a portable Mega Drive)
- Sega Mega Jet (used only on Japanese airlines in the early 1990s)
In addition to the above, the Dreamcast VMU could function as a handheld console through applications downloaded through certain Dreamcast games.