Portable consoles survive the push for mobile gaming, but these consoles have a lot to say to give you thousands of hours of entertainment.
Who said portable consoles were dead? It is true that today Nintendo is the one who maintains the monopoly of the term thanks to its Switch, a global success that has not yet ended with the arrival of Switch OLED.
After the death of PS Vita and the onslaught of mobile gaming, it seems that Nintendo has been left practically alone, but you shouldn’t be surprised to find other projects and portable consoles.
There are portable consoles specially designed for retro games that you can take into account if your plan is to play with emulators.
These are some of the best portable consoles you can buy this year and at the best price. From all the models that Nintendo has, to the lesser-known consoles that use emulators.
Nintendo Switch OLED
Nintendo Switch OLED is a revision of the legendary Nintendo Switch, improving details such as its screen.
The screen is now 7 inches and as its name suggests, with an OLED technology panel. This causes it to have better color contrast and superior brightness. For the rest it is rather the same, slightly heavier due to the increase in weight and with 64 GB of internal storage.
The bad thing about Steam Deck is its battery and its large size, otherwise it is a portable console with games available in your Steam account and based on Linux that has become a phenomenon, for now not for the masses because the stock is limited .
It has 16 GB of RAM, 256 GB or 512 GB of expandable storage with a microSD card, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5 and an SoC with an AMD Zen 2 processor and RDNA 2 graphics. All with a large 7-inch screen and 400 nits of brightness .
Asus ROG ALLY
Asus ROG ALLY is the latest release in Asus’ series of portable gaming devices. It is a handheld console that offers an unprecedented portable gaming experience, combining the power of a high-performance gaming PC with the comfort and portability of a handheld console.
The direct rival of Steam Deck has a high-definition touch screen and incorporates integrated controls and an ergonomic design for comfortable handling. Support for a wide catalog of PC games ensures that you’ll never run out of new adventures to explore.
This console is designed to perform on par with the most powerful gaming PCs and, unlike traditional handheld consoles, Asus ROG ALLY can run any PC game , offering unmatched gaming variety and versatility.