History Of Computer Game Consoles Timeline

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  • Magnavox Odyssey

    American World's first home video game console. It was first demonstrated on May 24, 1972 and released in August.
    The Odyssey was designed by Ralph Baer.
  • Magnavox Odyssey 200

    American The Odyssey 200 is a video game console. It was released in North America in 1975, just two years after the Pong was released.
  • Atari Video Pinball

    American Bumper controllers on the sides or a dial on the front were used to control the games depending on the game selected. There were three game types Pinball, Basketball, and Breakout.
  • Atari 400

    All are based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU and were the first home computers designed with custom coprocessor chips. Quite a few of the consoles had these in basic design were released, including the original Atari 400 and 800.
  • Atari 5200

    American Atari 5200, is a video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari Inc. The 5200 was created to compete with the Intellivision, but wound up more directly competing with the ColecoVision shortly after its release.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

    Japanese As the best-selling gaming console of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983,
  • Sega Genesis

    Japanese The Mega Drive was the first of its generation to achieve notable market share in Europe and North America. It was a direct competitor of the TurboGrafx-16 which was released one year earlier in Japan under the name PC Engine, but at about the same time as the Genesis in North America.
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

    Japanese The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was Nintendo's second home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The console introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities compared with other consoles at the time. It has better chips to inhance its performance.
  • Panasonic 3DO Interactive

    Japanese The 3DO Interactive Multiplayer is a video game console originally produced by Panasonic in 1993. Further renditions of the hardware were released in 1994 by Sanyo and Goldstar. The consoles were manufactured according to specifications created by The 3DO Company,
  • Sony PlayStation

    Japanese The PlayStation was the first of the PlayStation series of console and handheld game devices, which was first created and released in Japan.
  • Nintendo 64

    Japanese The N64 was released with two launch games, Super Mario and Pilotwings , The N64's suggested retail price was US $199 at its launch and it was later marketed with the slogan Get N, or get Out!.
  • Sega Dreamcast

    Japanese Was the last video game console made by Sega, and is the successor to the Sega Saturn. The Dreamcast is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles and was released in late 1998.
  • Sony PlayStation 2 (SCPH-5000x)

    Japanese is a sixth-generation video game console manufactured by Sony. The successor to the PlayStation, and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 2 forms part of the PlayStation series of video game consoles. Its development was announced in March 1999 and it was released a year later in Japan.
  • Microsoft X-Box

    American The Xbox was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe. It is the predecessor to Microsoft's Xbox 360 console.
  • Sony PlayStation 2 (SCPH-70000) Slim

    Japanese Available in late October 2004, it is smaller, thinner, and quieter than the older versions and includes a built-in Ethernet port .
  • Microsoft X-Box 360

    American The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by The Xbox 360 competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.
  • Sony PlayStation 3

    Japanese the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2 as part of the PlayStation series. The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.
  • Nintendo Wii

    Japanese The console has a wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detect movement in three dimensions. Another distinctive feature of the console is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.