The Neo Geo Pocket Color is a 16-bit color handheld video game console manufactured by SNK. The Neo Geo Pocket Color was released on March 16, 1999 in Japan, August 6, 1999 in North America, and on October 1, 1999 in Europe, entering markets all dominated by Nintendo.
Despite its failure the Neo Geo Pocket Color has been regarded as an influential system. It also featured an arcade-style microswitched 'clicky stick' joystick, which was praised for its accuracy and being well-suited for fighting games. The system's display and 40-hour battery life were also well received.