- Product Type: Video Game System & Phone
In a way, we have to hand it to Nokia for trying to enter the video game space at a time when so many were trying to do so. By 2002 when they released the N-Gage, Nintendo and Sony were already capturing everyone’s attention. Nokia wanted to get Game Boy Advance users to jump ship and to do so, they included telephone functionality. The issue was that the buttons were really designed for phone use but not for gaming. The “taco phone” as it came to be called due to its shape had other issues too. Not only were new smartphones coming out soon after but the system lacked game selection and had poor reviews from most gamers.