1972:Bushnell starts Atari.
Odyssey by Magnavox was launched and was the first home TV
game. It was analog not digital and it could play twelve different
games. It sold 100,000 copies. The console cost £100.
1977: In 1975 Atari started secretly designing a new gaming
machine that used cartridges and in 1977 they released the Atari
VCS. It had the first home console joysticks.
Electronics Arts is formed.
1985: Nintendo introduces the Nintendo Entertainment System.
61.9 million were sold. It used rom game cartridges and had two
controller ports. Nintendo stopped making it in 2003.
Nintendo Release the Gameboy. 118.69 million were sold and is
the biggest selling hand game console. It was finally discontinued
in 2003. despite other more superior hand held consoles that
came into being during the gameboys life, it still sold massively.
1995: Sony release the PlayStation. Sony sold 100 million consoles
in the first nine years of it coming out. The PlayStation game
console has become one of the best selling series of games
consoles to date.
1996: Nintendo release the Ultra 64. 32.9 millions were sold. It
was discontinued in 2003. It had a strange shaped controller. It
was a 5th generation game console.
2000: the PlayStation 2 is released. By 2011 over 150 million PS2’
had been sold. It is the best selling console to date with over
150million sold by 2011. It was a 6th generation game console.
There were two versions of this game console, the original and a
slim version. Even now new games are still being made for the
2005: The Xbox 360 is released. Between 2005 and 2012 70
million have been sold. It is a 7th generation game console.
Over the years the xbox 360 has been brought out in various
special edition designs like halo and R2D2
7. 2010’s to the Future
2010: The Xbox 360S released. The 360 Slim is a smaller and
more compact version of the Xbox 360. The 360s starts up faster
and runs smoother and quieter. There are two versions of the
360s, the 250GB and the 4GB. The hard drive for it is much
smaller so it takes up less space. There are also more usb ports
for it which makes it easier to attach more devices such as the
2012: The Nintendo wii u is released.
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