Important dates in video game history

Timeline created by yorkdaleonline
  • Atari releases Pong

  • The Atari 2600, the first cartridge-based home video game system is released

  • Taito releases Space Invaders

  • The Intellisvision and Asteroids are released

  • Pac Man is released

  • Donkey kong and Frogger are released

  • Commodore 64 is released

  • Nintendo NES is released in japan

  • Nintendo Nes is released in North America and Tetris is created

  • The Legend of Zelda is released in japan

  • Final fantasy is released

  • Sega releases the Sega Mega Drive

  • Nintendo releases the Gameboy and The Sega Genesis is released

  • Super Mario 3 is released

  • The Super Nintendo is released and Sonic the Hedgehog is released

  • Midway Manufacturing releases Mortal Kombat. Nintendo releases The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Mario Kart.

  • Myst and Doom are released

  • The Sony Playstation is released in Japan

  • The first E3 is held. Sony releases the PlayStation in North America

  • Nintendo releases the Nintendo 64 and Super Mario 64. Eidos Interactive releases Tomb Raider

  • Sega releases The Dreamcast

  • Blizzard Entertainment launches their biggest release StarCraft, Nintendo releases The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and the first Pokémon games, Konami releases Metal Gear Solid

  • counter strike is released

  • Sony releases the PlayStation 2. Electronic Arts releases The Sims, best-selling PC game in history

  • Nintendo releases the Nintendo GameCube. Microsoft releases the Xbox. Rockstar Games releases Grand Theft Auto III on the PlayStation 2.

  • Warcraft 3 is released

  • Nintendo releases The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker featuring cel-shading.

  • Halo 2 makes $125 million U.S, one of the biggest commercial entertainment opening days ever. Nintendo releases Nintendo DS. Golden Age of the PlayStation 2.

  • Xbox 360 and PSP are released

  • PS3 and the Wii are released

  • microsoft releases Halo 3 and Direct x 10

  • GTA IV is released

  • Nintendo releases the DSi

  • Period: to

    The Evolution of Video Games