The Evolution of Gaming Consoles (1969 – 2013)

Did you know that the very first gaming console to make use of a CD-ROM was released in 1987? Do you know what it was called? What’s the best selling gaming console in history? Which was the first gaming console to feature full-colour output, sound and cartridge-based games? Look for the answers in this detailed and interesting infograph on the evolution of gaming consoles!

How many of these gaming consoles have you owned?

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Comments (12)
  • Geekboy

    Some other info:
    *Blu-ray and not blue-ray

    The MegaModem for the Sega MegaDrive was released

    on November 3rd, 1990.
    Nor the MegaModem or the Satellaview provide actual

    online gaming, they were more like a downloadable

    content service.

    The PC-Engine/Turbografx16 had a CD add-on. While

    it was the first, the image didn’t made it clear

    that it wasn’t on the base console.

    The Dreamcast didn’t have a built-in modem. It was

    an add-on that many releases had it included, but

    not all of them. Also, there was a broadband

    adapter.

    The PS2 had the processor clocked at 294MHz.

    Technically speaking, Nintendo doesn’t use DVDs,

    they have a proprietary disc format based on DVD

    technology.

    The correct information about the PS4 has been

    released on June 11th
    http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/130611a

    .pdf
    dimensions: 75mm × 53mm × 305 mm
    weight: 2.8kg
    500GB built-in HDD
    AV Output: HDMI only, support to 4K
    Price: 399USD, 399 Canada Dolars, 399 Euro, 349

    Pounds

  • Kim Matthews

    Darn I’m old!!!

  • Tarek R

    very nice read .. memories :)

  • JB

    Wrong pic for 3DO, that pic is Atari jaguar. Your missing the jaguar also.

  • JB

    You have an attari jaguar pictured for the 3DO. So missing the jaguar and incorrect 3DO pic

    • Doc

      No, both the 3DO and the Jaguar are labeled “Panasonic 3DO.”
      Also, the text for the N64 reads “…everely hampering sales…”

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