For me, I owned a hand-me-down GBC for a while that my mother originally played.
But, later I bought the GBA with my own money.
The original Nintendo DS was probably the handheld I spent most of my time on though.
I got Original Gameboy as my first handheld. It was at a pawn store for $30. I really wanted it and it came with Mario. Parents didn't have the money for it but on the way home dad bought a scratchy and won $40, So he bought it for me. Played it for half a week on and then off cause of batteries. Eventually dad made me a charger.
@RSM-HQ: Yep, I racked up many hours on my chunky DS too. Then when the DS Lite came out, made things even better.
Yeah, it released with new Super Mario Bros. Great times. Some of the re-releases of games like Chrono Trigger and Makai Senki Disgaea also made the system stellar.
While the PSP offered Monster Hunter, it was loud, clunky, overheated easily, and would crash commonly. DS despite being technically inferior was superior as a handheld device. And when 3DS got the MH brand I recall most MH fans being very happy with the decision. Because PSP was not very comfortable. Which is the most important aspect of handheld gaming.
The first Gameboy that came to the U.S and my first game was Tetris. I'll list the handhelds I have own in the past:
I played with the OG Gameboy, Gamegear. both were not that great but I didn't own those.
The first that I bought was the GBA along with my Gamecube. I didn't kept the system for too long like a few months.
Then I saw the Vita and was impress. So I bought one and still own one and play it from time to time. I also bought a 3DS but didn't enjoy it that much.
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