Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jan 2013 19:01 UTC
In the News It's the beginning of the year, so the Consumer Electronics Show is currently in full swing in the awesome city of Las Vegas. The thing is though - there's so much, pardon my Dutch, crap being announced it's hard to keep up. I have yet to see a single interesting thing to come out at CES so far, and I have little hope the next few days are going to be any better. That NVIDIA mobile gaming thing is mildly interesting, but as usual - no price, no release date. The Verge is spending loads of money on CES, so it has excellent coverage going on. Let's have a contest: if three months from now any of you can name three products announced at this year's CES (without cheating), I will force myself to use iOS for a week.
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RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by zima on Sat 12th Jan 2013 21:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
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There is perhaps another success story - really dedicated handheld tetris consoles (like this one ). Do we count those?

Pricing definitely played a role in their uptake (basically an order of magnitude less expensive than even Gameboy) ..."unfortunately" they were cloned all over the place, came from many small manufacturers, so nobody was keeping count of the total numbers sold (of nearly identical units, really).
As far as personal anecdotes go: they were much more popular than Gameboy at least in some of the less affluent areas (Central Europe in my case - so that's still relatively prosperous, there are many less affluent places)

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