History of Video Games

  • The Brown Box

    The Brown Box was made in 1968. The Brown Box was patented as the first home video game console.
  • The Galaxy Game

    The Galaxy Game became the first arcade game that was coin activated. It was first installed at Stanford University.
  • Pong

    Pong WebsitePong was the first arcade game to have widespread success. 19,000 units of Pong were sold.
  • Pac-Man

    PacMan WebsitePac-man was released and sold over 350,000 units
  • Galaxian

    Galaxian was released by Namco and sold over 40,000 units
  • The Intellivision

    The Intellivision had 10 bit processors that allowed for faster speed. The graphics were much better than of pong and it had a lot of success.
  • Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong
    Donkey Kong was released in 1981 by nitendo. Controllers such as bongo controllers start becoming popular instead of the traditional hand held controller.
  • Nitendo Wii

    Nitendo Wii
    nitendoThe Wii was released in 2006. Instead of button controls, players use actual body movement to control the game.