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The Evolution of Video Game Consoles, over the past Forty Decades. by carolyne barber





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William Higginbotham is the one who programmed the first video game in 1958. The game was called Tennis for two. It wasn’t until 1967 the first video game console came into play. This was designed by Ralph Baer, he was an engineer in a military electronics firm. In 1972 the very first video console for home use was released to the general public, it was called The Magnavox Odyssey and then came Atari 2600 Pong which had many popular games Like Super Mario Bros and Pac-man, these games are popular even today.

The next generation of gaming consoles started flooding the market in the early 1980s NES, Sega, Atari and Nintendo were doing great business by introducing new games for their console on regular intervals. The video game consoles were fast becoming a basic electronic household appliance in every country. Japan being the number one video game console manufactures and video game designers designed the first 3D games. The gaming industry became one of the largest revenue generating industries in the world, during the early 1990s.

The PlayStation is a product of Sony. It was launched in Japan in the year 1994. The first PlayStation came with games like Doom, Battle Arena, War Hawk and Ridge racer stored in its memory. The PlayStation 1 is the first console that could play audio CDs in addition to playing games. The PlayStation 2 was the most awaited gaming console in history, selling close to a million consoles in Japan alone during the first month of its release. The PlayStation 2 was released in the year 2000 and was sold out completely throughout the world within two months. People were willing to pay $1000 extra for each console, such was the demand. In the year 2005 Sony released PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. The PS3 models had a backup memory drive or a hard disk with storage space starting from 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, 80GB, 120GB and 180GB and multiple USB ports. Movies and games could be stored on this Console. The PS3 is Internet enabled so you can play online games as well. PlayStation Portable or the PSP is a hand held gaming console and has most of the functions of a PS3. The PSP has a large LCD screen, is multimedia interfaced and Internet enabled.

The XBOX is a gaming console manufactured by Microsoft. It was released to the general public in America in the year 2001. This Gaming Console was manufactured and released in contention of PlayStation 2. The XBOX was a huge failure. So Microsoft discontinued the manufacturing of XBOX. In 2005 Microsoft released XBOX360. This was an instant hit world over. The XBOX 360 has similar features as the PS3. The XBOX 360 has wireless controls and motion controls, The Red Ring of Fire surrounding the power button lets the user know if the console detects any minor glitch in the software. The Kinetic Sensor Device is a 100% motion controlled; there is no need for a hand held game control anymore.

Nintendo is another Gaming Console form Japan and has been around since the 1980s. Nintendo is the third best gaming console in the world and is very user friendly. This gaming Console is for kids. The top 10 gaming consoles in the present rated on Technical support, Online Community, Performance and Features are: Xbox360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PSP Go, Nintendo 3DS, psp 3000, Nintendo DSi XL, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DS Lite and PS2. You get awesome Deals and great discounts on gaming consoles when you shop online.

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