As of yesterday the Nintendo 3DS is enjoying its victory lap as the best-selling video game system in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive month.

Even the Wii U enjoyed new momentum following a price cut. Granted, the double barrell fusilade of Pokemon X and Y and the HD re-release of Wind Waker have both been a godsend for Nintendo. So much so that last month Nintendo cut the price of the Wii U Deluxe by $50 to $299.99. 

Sure Sony's Vita is still a contender, but Nintendo has the handheld market sqaurely on lock. That was not always the case. Back in the handheld paleolithic era, video games looked like a busted cross between a garage door opener and a geiger counter. Here are Six Old-School Handheld Video Game Consoles That Look Like Struggle Calculators.

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