What is the BEST portable emulation device?

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  1. Xanthe
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    Recently, I had purchased an Xperia Play R800X (Verizon Carrier). I had seen several reviews and I thought it might be a worthwhile purchase. After countless hours of fiddling with the device and adding custom ROMS...it was still shit. The Xperia Play is garbage and I highly recommend that no one purchases it.

    I have set a personal goal to find the best portable emulation device. I am looking for a device that you can pull out in public and just start playing retro video games. I hope to get a device that can run at 60fps and not stutter/hiccup. Do you guys have any personal choices or recommendations?
     


  2. Seriel

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    What consoles are you looking to emulate
     
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  3. Zero72463

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    Rasperry Pi can emulate up to N64. Not the entire N64 collection but most.
     
  4. Stephano

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    I recommend a PSP or a PS Vita/TV with Adrenaline installed.
     
  5. Zero72463

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    Yes, PS Vita is soon getting N64 emulation.
     
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    Pacheko17 かっこい男の子

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    One of those chinese android tablets with buttons ( JXD is a good brand, really high quality )
    If you want something small and don't plan on emulating N64 or beyond, then get a PSP.
     
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    [Hype Intensifies]
     
  8. Pacheko17

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    Is that for real?! Screw it, I'm getting a Vita TV then. I've been holding it off for 2 years.
     
  9. Veho

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    Is price a factor? Either Nvidia Shield, or GPD Win.
     
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    Yes hackers got Super Mario 64 to run at full speed with proper audio. They are still working on getting the new update for Retroarch out.
     
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  11. sergey3000

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    I was playing psp and nintendo 64 roms at very good speed on gpd xd. You can get also gpd win. But it expensive.
     
  12. JacksonS

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    A Wii, of course.
     
  13. sergey3000

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    Wii isn't portable.
     
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    Neither is a Vita TV or a Pi (without some serious extra cost/work).
     
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    Wii portables exist are expensive to buy/make.
     
  16. gnmmarechal

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    The PSP was always great. Until recently, it was my portable GBA, GBC, NES, SNES, etc. Even when I didn't have any PSP games on the memory stick, I'd always keep emulators.
    I only recently stopped using my PSP for emulation and now use the PSVita, because it can run the PSP's XMB and work with PSP software in addition to native software. Unfortunately, the PSVita's memory cards are far more expensive than a Memory Stick, or a MicroSD and MicroSD-> MSDUO adapter like I use. Still, enough for my needs.
     
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    Psp is my all time favorite portable system. I enjoyed it more than i enjoy 3ds. It can play ps1, snes,nes,gba,neo geo and much more without any problems but n64 emulation is very weak on the psp.
     
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    It wasn't great, but hey, Mario 64 was playable and that was more than I could ask for.

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  19. Xanthe
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    Portable, but I have one of those :) They're great!
    I considered that at first. I bought one on Ebay but then got a refund because I thought I might like the Xperia Play more...Very wrong
     
  20. ItsKipz

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    The C: drive
    PSP 2000 is super great, and i've been emulating lots of games like a charm! Just pick up a 32 or 64 gb card and a MicroSD to Memory Stick Duo.