History of the Game Console Time Line

  • Cathode Ray Tube

    Cathode Ray Tube
    Records and controls the quality of an electronic signal
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    History of Video Games


    The first Computer Game
  • Sega Slot Machines

    Sega Slot Machines
    SEGA distributed coin-operated amusement-type games such as jukeboxes and slot machines. Games were imported to American military bases throughout Japan.
  • Magnavox Odyssey

    Magnavox Odyssey
    World's first game console
  • Maze Wars

    Maze Wars
    One of the first FPS(First Person Shooter
    ) game
  • Atari 2600

    Atari 2600
    Video game console credited with popularizing the use of a Microprocessor and Cartridges containing games
  • Chuck E Cheese’s

    Chuck E Cheese’s
    First type of family entertainment centers aimed at Young Children
  • Space Invaders

    Space Invaders
    Shooting game where the players defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible
  • Intellivision

    Test marketed in California, with four games available, and nationwide in 1980 with a price tag of $299 and a pack-in game: Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack
  • Asteroids

    Most popular and influential games selling 70,000 by Atari. Used a Vector display and a 2D view that wraps around in both screen axes
  • Pac man

    Pac man
    By Namco is considered among the most famous arcade games of all time. Generated more than $2.5 billion in Quarters by the 1990s.
  • Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong
    Nintendo licensed the game to Coleco who developed home console versions. Dominated the video game market in the 1980s and early 1990s.
  • Frogger

    Example of a game using more than one CPU, as it used two Z80 Processor. • By 2005, Frogger had sold 20 Million copies worldwide, including 5 Million in the United States.
  • Mario Brothers

    Mario Brothers
    Mario a Italian-American plumber and his brother Luigi, must defeat creatures from the sewers below New York.
  • Tetris

    First entertainment software exported from the USSR and published for Commodore 64 and IBM PC.• It has sold more than 70 Million copies. In January 2010, it was announced that Tetris has sold more than 100 Million copies for Cell Phones alone since 2005
  • Nintendo Entertainment System

    8-bit video game console released by Nintendo.
  • Sega Master System

    Sega Master System
    8-bit cartridge-based video game console that was manufactured by Sega.
  • Nintendo’s Game Boy

    Nintendo’s Game Boy
    The first successful handheld console, and was the predecessor of all other iterations of the Game Boy Line
  • Atari Lynx

    Atari Lynx
    The Lynx holds the distinction of being the world's first handheld electronic game with a color LCD
  • Sonic the HedgeHog

    Sonic the HedgeHog
    Commercially successful, increasing the popularity of Sega's 16-bit console and establishing Sonic the Hedgehog as the company's Mascot character
  • Super Nintendo

    Super Nintendo
    Global success, the best-selling console of the 16-bit Era despite its late start and the fierce competition it faced in North America from Sega's Genesis console
  • Microsoft Xbox

    Microsoft Xbox
    Microsoft's First Game Console, competed directly with PlayStation 2, and the Nintendo GameCube
  • Xbox 360

    Xbox 360
    Xbox Live service allows players to compete online and download arcade games and content such as TV shows, music videos, or rented movies. 1st console to provide wireless controller support at launch. Sold out completely at release and, as of September 12, 2007, has sold 8.9 million units worldwide.
  • Play Station 3

    Play Station 3
    • Storage media is the Blu-ray, though it also supports DVDs and CDs
  • • Nintendo's Wii

    •	Nintendo's Wii
    Has a Wireless controller, Wii Remote, can be used as a handheld pointing device and detect acceleration in 3-Dimentions. WiiConnect24, enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.