game station time line

  • Brown box (1ST generation)

    Brown box (1ST generation)
    In January 27 1972 Magnavox launched Baer's "brown box" technology as the Odyssey video game console the world's first home video game system. Priced at $100, the Odyssey has simple black-and-white graphics, enhanced by plastic overlays for the television screen.
  • Magnavox Odyssey (1ST generation)

    Magnavox Odyssey (1ST generation)
    The Magnavox was originaly the idea of the government in the mid-1960's why? because the military wanted some sort of divice that would help with the troops reflexies. it wasn't until 1966 that Ralph Baer who was an employee of defense contractor Sanders Associates came up with the concept of a "television gaming apparatus." which included both a chase game and a video tennis game, and could be attached to a normal television set. in 1970, Baer showed the game to Magnavox who released it in 1972
  • Pong (1ST generation)

    Pong (1ST generation)
    Pong originaly a coin-operated arcade game by Atari inc Pong is taken off the sport of table tennis or ping pong and it was called pong because of the noies it makes after the ball is hit. after a while Atari partnered with Sears and in 1975 released a home version of Pong under the Sears Tele-Games label priced at $100. And was the best selling thing.
  • Fairchild Channel F (1ST generation)

    Fairchild Channel F (1ST generation)
    The Fairchild Channel F is based on the Fairchild F8 CPU, invented by Robert Noyce. which was priced at $169 and the video games priced at $20. It was more complicated that other computers because it had more inputs and outputs than other computer game systems. It was capable of playing a variety of games using ROM cartridges.
  • Atari 2600 VCS (2ND generation)

    Atari 2600 VCS (2ND generation)
    In October 1977 when Atari released its own programmable video game system it became the "golden age" of video gaming. The Atari priced at $199 had 40 different manufacturers created more than 200 different games for the system the most popular games were Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pac-Man,
  • Magnavox Odyssey 2 (2ND generation)

    Magnavox Odyssey 2 (2ND generation)
    The Odyssey 2 was built like the Fairchild Channel F and Atari 2600 by being designed to play programmable ROM cartridges. With the improvment the games were a completely unique experience. It also included a full alphanumeric membrane keyboard, which was to be used for educational games, selecting options, or programming.
  • Game and watch (2ND generation)

    Game and watch (2ND generation)
    Game and Watch was the first held held game made by Nindendo. It was a series of games Most featured a single game that could be played on an LCD screen in addition to a clock and an alarm. The sound effect and music were mostly beeps and bops. There were several different console colours each colour ment different version of the game series.
  • Mattel Intellivision (2ND generation)

    Mattel Intellivision (2ND generation)
    When Mattel launched its Intellivision video game system it became a serious competitor to Atari. It featured better graphics than the VCS and was the first to use a 16-bit microprocessor in the console. it was mostly know for its sports games such as as Major League Baseball, NFL Football, NHL Hockey, and NBA Basketball.
  • Colecovision (3RD generation)

    Colecovision (3RD generation)
    The Colecovision was released during the "dark age" of video games because of the drop in game sales. It was priced at $199. It featured high-quality graphics and claimed that it offered high-quality versions of arcade favorites such as Donkey Kong, Defender, Frogger, Joust, Spy Hunter, and Zaxxon.
  • Vectrex (2ND generation)

    Vectrex (2ND generation)
    Vectrex was a vector based game system that had its own black-and-white monitor over which plastic colored inlays could be placed to add color to the games. It had two controllers which looked like the Nindento NES design only with more buttons. The graphics were better than spirit-based games. But it was declared dead after two years.
  • Famicom (4TH generation)

    Famicom (4TH generation)
    The Famicon is short for family computer Nintendo released it in the Japanese market and it was a hit selling 2.5 million units in its first year. Nintendo had negotiations with Atari to release the ptoduct in the United States but it fell through so nintendo released it in the United States as the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Atari 5200 (3RD generation)

    Atari 5200 (3RD generation)
    The Atari 5200 was the responce to the Colecovision priced at $299. It was an improved version of the older Atari. But with lack of new games failed to excite consumers into buying it, it failed and fell into the market crash of 1982.
  • sega game-1000 (4TH generation)

    sega game-1000 (4TH generation)
    The SG-1000 short for Sega Game-1000 is a cartridge based game console created by Sega. The console reached minor success in the market at a price of $300.
  • NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) (4TH generation)

    NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) (4TH generation)
    The NES was priced around $199. And had a version of the hit arcade game Super Mario Bros. It sold more than 3 million units in its first two years of release.
  • Atari 7800 (4TH generation)

    Atari 7800 (4TH generation)
    The Atari 7800 was Atari's attempet to get back into the gaming market but because it was using out dated technology it did not sell well priced at $140.
  • Sega Master System (4TH generation)

    Sega Master System (4TH generation)
    Sega released its first game console the (SMS) in the United States priced at $200. It had two cartridge ports. Sega used this to their advantage used this feature to produce plug-in 3D glasses for certain games.
  • Nintendo GameBoy (4TH generation)

    Nintendo GameBoy (4TH generation)
    The gameboy was the second handheld game system made by nintendo priced at $100. It featured a black and white screen with the mostly puzzle games such as tetris.
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16 (5TH generation)

    NEC TurboGrafx-16 (5TH generation)
    The NEC TurboGrafx-16 is a video game console developed by the Nippon Electric Company (NEC). It was advertised as a 16-bit system when it actually used an 8-bit microprocessor, assisted by a 16-bit graphics chip and 64K RAM. It was the first game console to have a CD player attachment. But the lack of games on console means it did not sell and was discontinued within four years.
  • Atari lynx (4TH generation)

    Atari lynx (4TH generation)
    The Atari Lynx was a handheld game console released by Atari. It world's first handheld electronic game with a color and advanced graphics. But because of the Nintendo gameboy colour the Lynx failed attract attension on the maketing shelf's and was eventually abandoned.
  • Sega Genesis (5TH generation)

    Sega Genesis (5TH generation)
    The Sega Geniesis also know as the "Sega master drive" was the first of its generation to achieve notable market share in Europe and North America. It was a compeditor of the TurboGrafx-16 released one year earlier. With a lifespan of fourteen years and 29 million units sold it was Sega most succesfull console. During production Sega was going to call it the MK-1601 but called it the Sega mega drive it was said the name was to represent the superiority and speed.
  • SNK NEO GEO (5TH generation)

    SNK NEO GEO (5TH generation)
    SNK devoloped a video game system for arcades, dubbed the MVS (Multi-Video System) and turned it into a console for homes in 1990. But because of the high price of the console $650 and the game cartridges at $200 ment that the console got an early death.
  • 3DO (5TH generation)

    3DO (5TH generation)
    The 3DO was another CD-based video game system the console was priced at $699. The first console was released by Panasonic in 1993. It was the first 32-bit system released in the United States. But because of its high price it was removed in the market in 1996.
  • Sega game gear (4TH generation)

    Sega game gear (4TH generation)
    The Sega Game Gear was sega's hand held game response to Nintendo's Game Boy at $150. It was sega's first portable game comsole features a color screen, backlit allowing it to be played in dim lighting conditions. It was disscontiued in 1997 and sold over 11 million copies.
  • Philips CDi (Compact Disc Interactive) (5TH generation)

    Philips CDi (Compact Disc Interactive) (5TH generation)
    In 1991 Philips decided to create a console that would be capable of playing audio CDs, CDi and CD+G software discs, VCD video CDs, and Karaoke CDs. But the problem that occoured was that it confused the public so in 1992 he decided to relaunched the CDi as a 16-bit video game console. But due to the high price and lack of quality games it was discontiued.
  • Nintendo Super NES (5TH generation)

    Nintendo Super NES (5TH generation)
    Nintendo created the Nintendo Super NES or "super Nintendo entertaiment system" to compete with the sega genesis at a price of $199 and included the Super Mario World game cartridge. More than 46 million Super NES units were sold worldwide.
  • Atari Jaguar (5TH generation)

    Atari Jaguar (5TH generation)
    Six years after the last console was released Atari attempeted to get back into the gaming fray by releasing a 64-bit console. Atari promised that it would be a revolutionary machine but was practicaly a non-existant on the shops due to lack game cartridges resulting in Atari killing the Jaguar In 1996 and Atari offical dropped out of the gaming market all together.
  • Sega Saturn (6TH generation)

    Sega Saturn (6TH generation)
    The Sega Saturn console achieved its high graphics quality by using twin 32-bit microprocessors and CD-ROM-based games but because of thje high price of $399 and a lack of thrid party games led to it being less popular than sony's up coming console.
  • Sony Playstation (6TH generation)

    Sony Playstation (6TH generation)
    In 1995 Sony released their first video game console the Playstation in the U.S at $299 which was $100 less then the sega saturn. It has sold more than 50 million units worldwide and thanks to a massive advertising campaign the Playstation beat out Nintendo and Sega and became the best home gaming consloe.
  • Nintendo 64 (6TH generation)

    Nintendo 64 (6TH generation)
    In 1996 Nintendo relased its first 6TH generation game console five years after the NES. It sold 1.7 million units in the first three months The launch was hugely successful. It was call the Nintendo 64 because it created by nintendo and was the first home gaming console to have a 64-bit microprocessor. It was priced at just $150 making lower than the sega saturn and the playstation.
  • Gameboy colour (5TH generation)

    Gameboy colour (5TH generation)
    The gameboy colour or "GBC" was the redesing of the gameboy. It has a colour screen and is thicker and taller than the gameboy pocket. The gameboy colour was developed due to pressure from other game developers for and newer more advance way of playing even the game boy pocket was insufficent. The best selling games were Pokmon Gold and Silver.
  • Gameboy pocket (4TH generation)

    Gameboy pocket (4TH generation)
    Nintendo released the Game Boy Pocket: a smaller, lighter unit that requires fewer batteries. It has space for two AAA batteries, which provide about 10 hours of game play. The port design is used on all Game Boy models, except the Game Boy Micro. The screen was changed to a true black-and-white display, rather than the "pea soup" colour of the gameboy.
  • Sega Dreamcast (6TH generation)

    Sega Dreamcast (6TH generation)
    In 1999 sega released the Sega Dreamcast system it was Sega's way of trying attempt to get back on the console market with their next-generation system. The Dreamcast was know as ahead of its time console because it had a 128-bit microprocessor and 26MB memory.
  • Sony Playstation 2 (6th generation)

    Sony Playstation 2 (6th generation)
    because of the success of Playstation Sony released the Playstation 2. Sony sold more than 1 million units in the first 2 days of release at a price of $200.
  • Gameboy Advance (6TH generation)

    Gameboy Advance (6TH generation)
    The "GBA" which stands for game boy advance was developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. The beat selling games on this hand held console was the pokemon and is still popular.
  • Microsoft Xbox (6TH generation)

    Microsoft Xbox (6TH generation)
    The Microsoft Xbox was the first consle that Microsoft created on the gaming market at a price of $299. Almost 10 million units were sold worldwide.
  • Nintendo GameCube (6TH genration)

    Nintendo GameCube (6TH genration)
    The GameCube was Nintendo's first non-cartridge game system. Nintendo sold more than 500,000 GameCubes in the first week of release Priced at $199, $100 less than the Xbox.
  • Game Boy Advance SP (6TH generation)

    Game Boy Advance SP (6TH generation)
    The Game Boy Advance SP is an upgrade of the gameboy advance the "SP" stands for special. It was sold at a price of $99.99 at its launch but was lowered to $79.99. Even though it is a upgrade from the the gameboy the best selling game for it was still the pokemon sereis.
  • Nintendo DS (7TH generation)

    Nintendo DS (7TH generation)
    The "DS" stands for dual screen. the desing was closely related to the game boy advance SP with two LCD screens inside with the bottom one being a touchscreen. the DS features a built in microphone and WI-FI which allows players to connect to ecah others DS, the nintendo wii, and the internet the most populuar use of the WI-FI is trading pokemon from DS to DS also players are able to play their game boy and game boy advance games in the slot by doing they are able to trade pokemon from GBA to DS
  • PSP (7TH generation)

    PSP (7TH generation)
    The play station portable or "PSP" is a handheld game console created and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. The PSP is the first handheld video game console to use an optical disc format Universal Media Disc or "UMD" for short. Other features include a larger screen, multi-media capabilities, and connectivity with the PlayStation 3, other PSPs, and the Internet. The PSP was not as popular as the DS and sales were lagging behind.
  • Game Boy Micro (6TH generation)

    Game Boy Micro (6TH generation)
    The game boy micro is the second redesign of the Game Boy Advance it retains some of the similar features of the Game Boy Advance SP but with an upgrade but it is unable to play the game boy and game boy colour game. The desing was similar to the style of the Nintendo Entertainment System controller.
  • microsoft Xbox 360 (7TH generation)

    microsoft Xbox 360 (7TH generation)
    The Xbox 360 was the second console released by microsoft The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005. In all regions except japan the console sold out completely at release. It comes in three different versions the "Arcade" console, the "Premium" console, and the "Elite" console.
  • nintendo DS lite (7TH generation)

    nintendo DS lite (7TH generation)
    The Nintendo DS Lite or "NDSL" is a dual-screen handheld game console created by Nintendo. It is a redeign of the NDS It is a slimmer brighter, and more lightweight and taking some style from the gameboy advance SP. It can recive WI-FI singnals from other DS lites, NDS, nintendo wii, and Wi-Fi access points. It is mostly used to trade pokemon over the internet to friends or people in other countries from the online web the global trade station "GTS". The best selling game on it is nintendogs.
  • nintendo wii (7TH generation)

    nintendo wii (7TH generation)
    The wii is a home playing console released by Nintendo it has a distinguishing feature of the console is its 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. And is able to connect to the DS and DS lite and the internet.
  • PS3 (7TH generation)

    PS3 (7TH generation)
    The playstation 3 or "PS3" is the second recreation of the playstation and is the third console released by sony. A feature that the playstation has the separaites it from the PS and PS2 is the online gaming service the PlayStation Network. The PS3 was the first Blu-ray 2.0-compliant Blu-ray player on the market and connectivity with the PlayStation Portable. But people think that Sony went wrong and killed their brand with the PS3 people have made a song on youtube and a web site smash my PS3.