History of Game Consoles


    First Computer Game
  • Gran Trak 10

    Gran Trak 10
    Used early diode-based ROM
  • Maze Wars

    Maze Wars
    One of the first FPS games
  • Coleco Telestar

    Coleco Telestar
    Intended to be battery powered
  • Atari 2600

    Atari 2600
    Came with a bundle
  • Space Invaders

    Space Invaders
    Caused Japan a shorted of 100-yen coins
  • Pac Man

    Pac Man
    Appealing to both genders
  • Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong
    Characters are Nintendo’s most famous
  • Frogger

    The goal is to get frogs across the road
  • Mario Brothers

    Mario Brothers
    Mario and Luigi are created
  • Tetris

    Most popular puzzle game
  • Nintendo Entertainment System

    Nintendo Entertainment System
    First console to allow third party developers
  • Atari 7800

    Atari 7800
    Replacement of the Atari 5200
  • Nintendo Game Boy

    Nintendo Game Boy
    Predecessor of the Game Boy line
  • Atari Lynx

    Atari Lynx
    First handheld with color LCD screen
  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Became Sega’s mascots
  • Playstation

    Original of the Playstation system
  • Nintendo 64

    Nintendo 64
    Named for its 64-bit processor
  • Playstation 2

    Playstation 2
    It was first sold in Japan
  • Nintendo GameCube

    Nintendo GameCube
    Most compact and least expensive
  • Microsoft's Xbox

    Microsoft's Xbox
    Microsoft’s first console
  • Xbox 360

    Xbox 360
    First console to have online interactions
  • Playstation 3

    Playstation 3
    Has Blu-ray as well as DVD and CD
  • Nintendo Wii

    Nintendo Wii
    Has a wireless controller that can be pointed at the screen