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Video game consoles Timeline

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  • Pong

    Pong was the first Video games to reach Mainstream popularity.
    Pong was created by Allan Alcorn as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell.
  • ColecoVision

    The ColecoVision offered arcade-quality graphics and gaming style, and the means to expand the system's basic hardware.By Christmas of 1982, Coleco had sold more than 500,000 units,
  • Atari 7800

    Atari 7800
    The original release had occurred two years earlier under Atari Inc. The 7800 had originally been designed to replace Atari Inc.'s Atari 5200 in 1984, but was temporarily shelved due to the sale of the company after the video game crash. In January 1986, the 7800 was again released and would compete that year with the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Master System.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

    Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
    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, and set the standard for subsequent consoles in everything from game design, to controller layout.
  • Sega Mega Drive (Genesis)

    Sega Mega Drive (Genesis)
    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) and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (which was released two years later).
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

    Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
    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. Additionally, development of a variety of enhancement chips (which were integrated on game circuit boards) helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace.
  • Playstation (PSone)

    Playstation (PSone)
    The PlayStation was the first of PlayStation series of console and handheld game devices.The PlayStation was the first "computer entertainment platform" to ship 100 million units, which it had reached 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch.
  • Nintendo 64 (N64)

    Nintendo 64 (N64)
    Of the consoles in the fifth generation, the Nintendo 64 was the last contender and the most technologically advanced. However, the console's storage medium had limitations which harmed the market competitiveness. A significant limitation was the small capacity and high production expense of cartridge-based media instead of the Compact Disc format used by competitors.
  • Playstation 2 (PS2)

    Playstation 2 (PS2)
    The PS2 is the best-selling console to date, having reached over 140 million units sold as of September 30, 2009. It is now 2010 and the playstation 2 is the only system from the Sixth generation that is still producing games.
  • Xbox

    The Xbox, Developed by microsoft, was the first of its kind from microsoft to be introdused into the game console market. The Xbox sold over 24 million units as of may 10, 2006, when the system was discontinued, yet is still selling used version all over the world
  • Nintendo Gamecube (GCN)

    Nintendo Gamecube (GCN)
    The Gamecube was the first of the nintendo series to use optical discs as its primary storage medium, it used mini-DVD discs as opposed to the regular full sized DVD discs the other systems used.
  • Xbox 360

    Xbox 360
    the major feature of the Xbox 360 is the integrated Xbox live Service that allows players to compete online, Download arcade games, game demos and acces third party, region specific services such as ESPN to keep up to date in the latest sport news.
  • Playstation 3 (PS3)

    Playstation 3 (PS3)
    A major feature of the PS3 is the fact that it can sync up wirelessly to the PSP (Playstation Portable), and its use of blu-ray game discs as its storage medium. The PS3 was also the the first Blu-ray 2.0 Compliant Blu-ray player on the market.
  • Nintendo Wii

    Nintendo Wii
    The Wii, pronounced like the pronoun we, is the first console of its kind to use wireless controllers with pointing devices and 3D movement detection. As of june 30 2010 it has sold over 73 million units worldwide