Portable System Comparison

A timeline of portable systems

Sony PSP

Sony's Playstation Portable family of products.

PSP Original

12/12/2004 - Aug 30 2007

Original PSP design

PSP 2000

aug 30 2007 - oct 2008

2nd generation of the PSP family. 33% lighter and 19% slimmer than the original PSP system

PSP 3000

oct 2008 - Present

CD screen with an increased color range, five times the contrast ratio, half the pixel response time to reduce ghosting and blurring effects, a new sub-pixel structure, a microphone, a new disc tray design, new button designs and logos, and anti-reflective technology to improve outdoor playability

PSP Go

oct 2009 - Present

UMD-less version of PSP family of products, designed for digital downloads exclusively.

Nintendo DS

Family of products based on the Nintendo DS

Original DS

11/21/2004 - 3/2/2006

Original DS - Launch in USA - Replaced by DS Lite launched in Japan in March 2006.

DS Lite

3/2/2006 - Present

2nd Nintendo DS Family Product - Launched March 2006 in Japan.

DSi

11/1/2008 - Present

3rd product in DS family. Sports larger screens, 2 cameras, and downloadable games.

DSi XL

11/21/2009 - Present

4th product in DS family. Significantly larger system with wide-angle screen

Apple iPhone

Following the Apple iPhone family of products

iPhone

6/29/2007 - 7/11/2008

original iPhone model

iPhone 3G

7/11/2008 - Present

First iPhone Revision

iPhone 3GS

7/19/2009 - Present

2nd revision of the iPhone platform

Nintendo GameBoy

Following the GameBoy family of products

GameBoy

April 21 1989 - September 3, 1996

Original GameBoy

GameBoy Pocket

September 3, 1996 - October 21, 1998

Smaller, lighter with a better battery life than the original.

GameBoy Color

October 21, 1998 - March 21 2001

First Nintendo handheld with a color screen

GameBoy Advance

3/21/2001 - February 14, 2003

Next Generation GameBoy

GameBoy Advance SP

February 14, 2003 - 3/2/2006

Flip-lid redesign with back-lit screen

GameBoy Micro

9/13/2005 - 3/2/2006

Smallest GameBoy Advance

Other Systems

Atari Lynx

September 1989 - 1994

NEC Turbo Express

1990 - 1993

Sega GameGear

12/6/1990 - 1997

Sega Nomad

October 13, 1995 - 1997

Game.com

September 1997 - September 1999

Neo Geo Pocket Color

1998 - 2000

Tapwave Zodiac

October 2003 - October 2005

Nokia N-Gage

October 7, 2003 - May 2004

Nokia N-Gage QD

May 2004 - May 2006

Gizmondo

March 2005 - February 2006

Microsoft Zune HD

September 15, 2009 - Present