History of Video Game Design

Timeline created by jb197739
  • The First Game

    The First Game
    The first game to become easily played was ping. It was created by Allan Alcorn. It was manufactured by Atari. Pong was the first game that was a commercial success. It paved the way for the rest of video game development.
  • Magnavox Odyssey

    Magnavox Odyssey
    Due to Pong's success Atari made a console for homes. This way they could sell the console and Pong, so they could make more money. Other companies saw the success and created games for the console. Some even created their own.
  • Nintendo Makes a console

    Nintendo Makes a console
    In 1983 Nintendo makes their own console. The NES short for Nintendo Entertainment System was released. This is probably what most people think of when they think of old consoles.
  • A Challenger Approaches

    A Challenger Approaches
    Due to Nintendo's success with the NES Sony made a console of their own. Thus the original Playstation was made. It had the ability to use discs which holds more data the cartridges. The playstation was capable of making 3D games.
  • SEGA

    Sega has already created consoles at the time, but a notable one is the Sega Dreamcast. The Sega Dreamcast would be the last console that Sega were to make because of the future console wars. Sega would be crushed by the three gaming giants.
  • The Console Wars

    The Console Wars
    The PS2 was released in 2000. Then in 2001 Nintendo Came out with the Gamecube. 2 months later Microsoft made the Xbox. This would start the "war" that still hasn't ended. Which company makes the best consoles?
  • Last Generation

    Last Generation
    The PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii came out within a year of each other. Each had a home for different types of players. The Xbox players really only bought it for Halo. The Wii was for every type of player out there.
  • Current Generation

    Current Generation
    The PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U were made within a year of each other. The PS4 and Xbox One were very strong consoles that proved just how good a game could look. The Wii U however was nothing like that. Nintendo focused on fun games that stilled looked nice, but not as realistic as the other consoles.
  • The Nintendo Switch

    The Nintendo Switch
    Nintendo saw how much their Wii U failed in terms of sales, so they needed to do something big and fast. They created the hybrid console known as the Nintendo Switch. The switch was an instant success in every way compared to the Wii U, and it brought Nintendo back into the war.
  • The Next Generation

    The Next Generation
    Microsoft and Sony are both developing their next consoles. They both plan to release I them next year. Microsoft is making Project Scarlett and Sony is making the PS5.