1990 – The GameBoy

Announcement Date: November 16, 1990

Nintendo introduced the company’s first electronic handheld console, the GameBoy, and it was extremely successful due to its long battery lifespan, beating competitors such as Atari Lynx. It included the feature of a link cable, allowing players to play head-to-head. It was later developed into a communicating and networking function used in one of Nintendo’s classic games – Pokemon.