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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Here are a few useful LINKS that may come in handy in a time of need 😛

Online Video Game Tips/Tricks/Cheats:

Online Video Game Console Repair:

Video Console/Game Related Sites:

Just For Fun FREE Online Games

A large collection of casual games. Arcade games, bike games, defense games, driving games, ragdoll games, zombie games and more! Enough to keep you busy for hours!

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11 Responses

  1. Thanks for the informative info – I enjoyed reading it!

  2. Nice website, I was performing some internet snooping and happened onto your website, I was pondering if you knew your blog is rendering unusually within the K-mellon internet browser. I can see everything but the pictures are one way or another out of whack. In all probability not a big deal since hardly no one utilizes it anymore however I am old school and still run it.

  3. Nice blog. You just made me feel really really old, as I’ve owned pretty much all of them.

  4. Hello, I just thought I would post a comment and let you know your website layout is really messed up on the Firefox browser. Seems to work ok in Internet Explorer however. Anyways keep up the great work.

    • I’m having a hard time understanding what you meant by the layout being messed up. Firefox is my default browser and the one I use 99% of the time and haven’t encountered any layout problems what-so-ever. It’s also the one I used to create this site from day one. Can you elaborate a little more as to what you’re seeing?

  5. beatiful.. 😀

  6. Hey, the layout in Firefox now seems fine. Thank you for this site, maybe if you could set it up so if you click on each pic of the system’s, it brings up more information, a page or two for that system, games list, etc. Just a suggestion. Thanks!

  7. Hello, i owned most of them, it was a great days, makes me wants to cry.

  8. Where’s the TI99A?

    Also, no love for handhelds?

  9. Not bad! Although I don’t visit your blog much but I must say that you always post amazing information and the theme is quite brilliant. Keep us updated mate! I love your blog and will keep on appreciating your effort every time I visit.

  10. This blog explains about visual history for video game consoles.this blog is very much useful to video game consoles.thanks for sharing with us.

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