This is a list of home video game consoles in chronological order, which includes the very first home video game consoles ever created, such as first generation pong consoles, from the first ever cartridge console odyssey, ranging from the major video game companies such as magnavox, atari, nintendo, sega, nec, 3do, snk, sony, microsoft to secondary market consoles. The first home video games didn't appear until the early 1970s and didn't become widely popular until 1975 that was when atari adapted its pong game from the electronic arcade version, and video game mania swept the country. By 1983, the video game console market was in full bloom, and a number of companies had invested money and released either their own console games or consoles many of these were low on quality, high on advertising products which tried to bank on the popularity wave of video game consoles.
A video game console is a device generally used for playing video games for non-commercial purposes the video game console can be either an interactive computer or an electronic device the video game console requires a monitor, be it a television screen or a computer monitor, to display the images. Join michael miller for a trip down memory lane as he details the 30-year history of home video game consoles, from the original, dedicated, single-game units to today's cd-based games.
Lasting a couple of years, the crash led to the bankruptcy of several home computer and video game console companies the video game home industry began to recover in 1985 when the nintendo entertainment system (nes), called famicom in japan, came to the united states. Video game history timeline and switches for selecting games and setting difficulty levels, it makes millions of americans home video game players the strong's online collections 1978 nintendo’s switch introduces the first hybrid mobile/home video game console into a game market dominated by smartphones and tablets.
Companies within the video game consoles market like atari, mattel and coleco released new consoles, atari 5200, intellivision ii and colecovision, respectively, but these were not comparable with the popularity of sega and nintendo in fact, colecovision was the last home video game console coleco released. A video game console is a computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play the term video game console is primarily used to distinguish a console machine primarily designed for consumers to use for playing video games, in contrast to arcade machines or home computers.
History of game consoles: a look at game boxes through the years, from brown box to xbox 0 the absurdly powerful ps4 and xbox one's ancestors had a humble beginning.