Ever since Nintendo launched its Nintendo Switch, users have become orphans of handheld consoles that are innovative or noteworthy. With some Chinese clone removed, the industry has not attempted to launch something spectacular for more than five years.
For this reason (and many others), the Nintendo Switch has flourished for five years, selling far more devices than Nintendo ever expected. Right now they are going to sell 111 million consoles, which is said to be soon.
This year, Valve released its Steam Deck portable console. Since it reached the customers, all impressions and analyzes are positive, very positive. This leaves us with a clear reading: the public wants to play anytime, anywhere.
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— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 30, 2022
Given this situation, Logitech announced earlier this month that it has partnered with Tencent Games to launch a handheld cloud gaming device compatible with Geforce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Now, a few days later, Evan Blass has posted the first images showcasing the Logitech G Gaming Handheld. Looking closely, the device looks more like a Nintendo Switch Lite and its fixed controllers than a standard Switch with detachable controllers.
The screen (looks like 7 inches) also shows the user interface, with icons for Play Store, Xbox apps, Geforce Now, Steam, Chrome and YouTube. No Windows or Linux (as in Steam Deck), Logitech chose Android for this console.
In terms of controls, the left side is occupied by the analog stick, D-pad, yellow button, and the ellipsis button. On the right side of the Logitech Gaming Handheld are a second analog stick, four face buttons, a home button, and a menu button.
We don’t know the price or release date, but it looks like players who want to use the cloud already have the new console.. And we expect it to be cheap, because since it’s not a console, that should affect the price.
Source: Computer Hoy