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zorg1000 said:
curl-6 said:

I haven't really followed Nintendo's handhelds as with the exception of 3DS I never owned any. It's just that in isolation the 3DS just seems to me a poorly designed piece of hardware. Switch for example is vastly superior in concept and execution.

I think he had some valid comparisons though.

Nintendo didnt have color until 1998 when Lynx had one in 1989.

They didnt have a backlit screen until 2003 when Game Gear had one in 1991.

They didnt have a touch screen until 2004 when Game.com had one in 1997.

They didn't have a control stick until 2011 when Tapwave Zodiac had one in 2003.

Oh yeah, I definitely agree it's nothing new for them to be behind the curve. Again, I never owned any Nintendo handheld prior to the 3DS so I do't have strong opinions on those. All I can say for sure is that my 3DS always did feel like a second rate product, especially compared to the Switch.