Status Symbols: Neo Geo Pocket Color

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Status Symbols are devices that transcend their specs and features, and become something beautiful and luxurious in their own right. They’re things that live on after the megapixel and megahertz wars move past them, beacons of timeless design and innovation.

The handheld video game market has gone through a number of changes, but the basic formula has remained the same for some time: Nintendo dominates, while a company with more powerful hardware fights for what’s left. This hasn’t lead to a lot of room for companies that aren’t Nintendo, Sega, or Sony. And that’s something that SNK learned with its ill-fated Neo Geo Pocket line. Much like the company’s overpriced console, the handhelds never quite caught on in a big way. But the…

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