I picked up a copy of this last week. The Videogames Hardware handbook is a collection of articles from Retro Gamer magazine which describe consoles and games from the seventies to the nineties. There is pretty good coverage of the platforms, especially handhelds, and there are game top tens for all of them as well. There are some missing (I’d love to have had more about the Amiga CD-32 for example) but overall it is a great read.
If you want to relive your memories of old machines then this is a great way to do it.