Nintendo NX and a brief history of portable gaming

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Rumors of Nintendo’s next game console, codenamed NX, being a handheld system have hit a fever pitch recently. The console is reportedly a tablet-style device with detachable controllers. It’s also said to communicate with a home station for play on your TV.

Nintendo is often said to borrow ideas from the past to inform future products. How did portable gaming get to this point, then?