Video Game Consoles: A Visual History

Have fun and enjoy the tour 🙂

PS – I should note that these were the systems predominantly released in the North American marketplace.

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Video Game Consoles: A Visual History

And in the beginning…there was Odyssey by Magnavox…

Magnavox Odyssey ~ 1972

Magnavox Odyssey ~ 1972

Atari Pong ~ 1975

Atari Pong ~ 1975

Atari Super Pong ~ 1976

Atari Super Pong ~ 1976

GHP Wonder Wizard 7702 ~ 1976

GHP Wonder Wizard 7702 ~ 1976

Coleco-Telstar-console

Coleco Telstar ~ 1976

Coleco Telstar Classic ~ 1976

Coleco Telstar Classic ~ 1976

Fairchild-ChannelF-console

Fairchild Channel F ~ 1976

RCA Studio II ~ 1976

RCA Studio II ~ 1976

Atari Video Pinball ~ 1977

Atari Video Pinball ~ 1977

Atari VCS 2600 ~ 1977

Atari VCS 2600 ~ 1977

Coleco Telstar Colortron ~ 1978

Coleco Telstar Colortron ~ 1978

Coleco Telstar Arcade ~ 1978

Coleco Telstar Arcade ~ 1978

Bally Professional Arcade ~ 1978

Bally Astrocade Professional Arcade ~ 1978

Magnavox Odyssey 2 ~ 1978

Magnavox Odyssey 2 ~ 1978

Coleco Telstar Gemeni ~ 1978

Coleco Telstar Gemeni ~ 1978

Zircon Channel F System II ~ 1979

Zircon Channel F System II ~ 1979

Mattel Intellivision ~ 1980

Mattel Intellivision ~ 1980

GCE Vectrex ~ 1982

GCE Vectrex ~ 1982

Atari 5200 ~ 1982

Atari 5200 ~ 1982

Emerson Arcadia 2001 ~ 1982

Emerson Arcadia 2001 ~ 1982

ColecoVision by Coleco ~ 1982

ColecoVision by Coleco ~ 1982

Coleco Gemeni ~ 1982

Coleco Gemeni ~ 1982

Mattel Intellivision II ~ 1982

Mattel Intellivision II ~ 1982

Nintendo Entertainment System ~ 1985

Nintendo Entertainment System ~ 1985

INTV System III Super Pro System ~ 1985

INTV System III Super Pro System ~ 1985

Atari 2600 VCS Junior ~ 1986

Atari 2600 VCS Junior ~ 1986

Atari 7800 ~ 1986

Atari 7800 ~ 1986

Sega Master System ~ 1986

Sega Master System ~ 1986

Atari XE VGS ~ 1987

Atari XE VGS ~ 1987

NEC Turbografx-16 ~ 1989

NEC Turbografx-16 ~ 1989

Sega Genesis ~ 1989

Sega Genesis ~ 1989

Commodore 64GS ~ 1990

Commodore 64GS ~ 1990

Sega Master System II ~ 1990

Sega Master System II ~ 1990

SNK Neo-Geo AES ~ 1990

SNK Neo-Geo Advanced Entertainment System ~ 1990

Super Nintendo Entertainment System ~ 1991

Super Nintendo Entertainment System ~ 1991

Philips CDi (compact disc interactive) ~ 1991

Philips CDi (compact disc interactive) ~ 1991

NEC Turbo Duo Super System ~ 1992

NEC Turbo Duo Super System ~ 1992

Sega CD for Genesis ~ 1992

Sega CD for Genesis ~ 1992

Panasonic 3DO Interactive FZ-1 ~ 1993

Panasonic 3DO Interactive FZ-1 ~ 1993

Atari Jaguar ~ 1993

Atari Jaguar ~ 1993

NES 2 (Top-Loader) ~ 1993

NES 2 (Top-Loader) ~ 1993

Commodore-Amiga-CD32-console

Commodore Amiga CD32 ~ 1993

Sega Genesis 2 ~ 1994

Sega Genesis 2 ~ 1994

Sega CD for Genesis 2 Add-On ~ 1994

Sega CD for Genesis 2 Add-On ~ 1994

Sega 32X Genesis Add-On ~ 1994

Sega 32X Genesis Add-On ~ 1994

SNK Neo-Geo CD ~ 1994

SNK Neo-Geo CD ~ 1994

Sega CDX Multimedia CD Rom Entertainment System ~ 1994

Sega CDX Multimedia CD Rom Entertainment System ~ 1994

JVC X'Eye Multi Entertainment System ~ 1994

JVC X’Eye Multi Entertainment System ~ 1994

Atari Jaguar CD Add-On ~ 1995

Atari Jaguar CD Add-On ~ 1995

Sony PlayStation ~ 1995

Sony PlayStation ~ 1995

Panasonic 3DO FZ-10 ~ 1995

Panasonic 3DO FZ-10 ~ 1995

Sega Saturn ~ 1995

Sega Saturn ~ 1995

Nintendo 64 ~ 1996

Nintendo 64 ~ 1996

Super NES 2 ~ 1997

Super NES 2 ~ 1997

Sega Genesis 3 ~ 1998

Sega Genesis 3 ~ 1998

Sega Dreamcast ~ 1999

Sega Dreamcast ~ 1999

Sony PSone (PS1) ~ 2000

Sony PSone (PS1) ~ 2000

Sony PlayStation 2 ~ 2000

Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) ~ 2000

Nintendo GameCube ~ 2001

Nintendo GameCube ~ 2001

Microsoft XBOX ~ 2001

Microsoft XBOX ~ 2001

Sony PlayStation 2 Slim (PS2) ~ 2004

Sony PlayStation 2 Slim (PS2) ~ 2004

XaviXPORT by SSD Company Limited ~ 2004

XaviXPORT by SSD Company Limited ~ 2004

Microsoft XBOX 360 ~ 2005

Microsoft XBOX 360 ~ 2005

Sony PlayStation 3 ~ 2006

Sony PlayStation 3 ~ 2006

Nintendo Wii ~ 2006

Nintendo Wii ~ 2006

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The History of Video Game Consoles | TIME

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Forgotten Media:

Cancelled Video Game Consoles

Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession

Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession is a 2004 documentary exploring the history of the video game, from the arcade and all the way to the Xbox, hosted by skateboard legend Tony Hawk.

Video Game Revolution / A PBS Special Presentation

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Looking for more technical information?   [updated Mar/2017]

Click HERE to compare the “tech specs” of each of the gaming consoles over the years.

This is a very detailed site on virtually every game console system ever made.

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