When it comes down to handheld game consoles of the 90’s the most common device that everyone instantly think about is the original Game Boy. While the Game Boy played 8 bit titles such as Pokémon and Zelda: Link’s Awakening the Sega Nomad was able to play almost any Game that was released for the 16-bit Sega Genesis console. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the Sega Nomad with people saying that it was Sega’s version the Nintendo Switch of the during the 90’s.
Despite, how innovative the Sega Nomad was back in the 90’s some would argue that it got overshadowed by the likes of Game Gear and Game Boy back when handheld game consoles started to become popular. Also, by the time the Sega Nomad was released in 1995 the Sony PlayStation was starting to become more popular. Around the mid 90’s people were more interested in 3D gaming opposed to 2D games which may have been a factor on why the Sega Nomad may have been overlooked. If the Sega Nomad was released a few years earlier could have been a legitimate threat to the original 8 bit Game Boy in regards to handheld consoles.