The Gizmondo was a handheld game console that was developed and sold by Tiger Telematics. Due to Gizmondo’s failure, only 14 games were released. The Gizmondo was launched on March 19, 2005 in Europe. In North America the Gizmondo launched on October 22, 2005. The Gizmondo's sales were poor, with fewer than 25,000 units sold. By February 2006 it was discontinued when Tiger Telematics, the manufacturer of Gizmondo, was forced into bankruptcy. Because of this every game released in North America was a launch title, and all other games in development were never released.
Certain games were capable of using augmented reality, most notably the unreleased game Colors. It was intended to be the first GPS video game, with the ability to track a user's real world movements in real time. Additionally several games including Motocross 2005, Hockey Rage 2005, and Sticky Balls had bluetooth multiplayer features. The accessibility to purchase Gizmondo games was limited. In the United States, games were only available through a small numbers of kiosks located in shopping malls across the country. After Tiger Telematic's bankruptcy, the Gizmondo and its games were left without any proper marketing or distribution.