Last week, the illustrious and chunky-ass Game Boy turned 25. That’s a quarter of a century of handheld gaming dominance, right there. In that time, we’ve seen touchscreens, microphones, and some rather sexy default color schemes (purple? Why the eff not?). We’ve also seen competitors, ranging from the eight-seconds-of-battery-life Sega Game Gear to Sony’s rather spangly PSP and Vita.
Some manage to compete relatively well. Others hardly got a sniff of the handheld success pie. The Vita, as great as it is, is one of the latter. It’s a little like one of portly Brit monarch Henry VIII’s servants, sucking on a chicken bone the fat bastard discarded on the floor. Which isn’t, y’know, ideal.
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