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Nintendo has just lifted the lid on the Nintendo 3DS XL, a ballooned out version of its current handheld console that will look to enjoy the same sort of success as the XL version of the original DS. It’s got the biggest screen Nintendo’s ever stuffed into a handheld, but is the company still missing one major component? Read more

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Last week we were all buzzing about the launch of the PS Vita. The monstrously-powerful handheld console certainly knocks it out of the park in terms of specs, but is that enough to do what the PSP could never achieve: fight back against smartphone gaming? We asked you for your thoughts, and you duly responded. Read on for the full details. Read more

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This week Sony launched the PS Vita in the UK, its fight against the onslaught of mobile gaming from the likes of the iPhone and Android, as well as a big, noisy warning shot in the general direction of the Nintendo 3DS. Analysts are predicting big sales, but will it turn the handheld gaming tide? Read more

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lbp-pspjpgWhen LittleBigPlanet makes it highly-anticipated debut on PSP, you’ll be able to play, create and share, just like on the PS3 version. But you’ll be doing it solo. Transferring from the powerful home console to a handheld was also going to mean compromises and senior producer Mark Green has revealed that the game’s multiplayer mode has got the sack(boy). Read on for the rest of the deets.

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sony-psp-goE3 might be over, but the PSP rumours haven’t stopped. Not by a long shot. The latest gossip from PSP land says that the next step for Sony’s PlayStation Network is to open up the handheld platform to “non-game apps”, which would put the console on a collision course with Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch, and go one up on Nintendo’s DSi Ware.

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Sony PSP-3000

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Sony PSP-3000

The latest incarnation of Sony’s handheld games machine, the PSP-3000, is possibly the most powerful, visually-lavish handheld console that money can buy. But is it perfect? Far from it…

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Nintendo DSi

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Nintendo DSi

Looks like Nintendo’s had a touch of the Apple iPods with the DSi: this is the third generation no less of the handheld console! And while the improvements may seem slight – bigger, brighter screens and a couple of low-res 0.3-megapixel cameras – the new DSi actually has a lot to offer.

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GP2X

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GP2X

We’d forgive you for thinking there were only two contenders in the handheld gaming war. The Nintendo DS and Sony PSP have hogged so many of the headlines the GP2X almost passed by without a second glance. But here it is in all its retro glory, and it’s not half bad.

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