A video game console is an interactive entertainment
computer or customized computer system that
produces a video display signal which can be used
with a display device (a television, monitor, etc.) to
display a videogame.
The term "video game console" is used to distinguish
a machine designed for people to buy and use
primarily for playing video games on a TV in contrast
to arcade machines, handheld game consoles, or
• Although the first video games appeared in the
1950s, they were played on vector displays
connected to massive computers, not analog
• Ralph H. Baer conceived the idea of a home video
game in 1951. In the 1960's he created a working
video game console at Sanders Associates, but
struggled for years to find a television manufacturer
willing to produce the console..
Fairchild released the Fairchild Video Entertainment System (VES)
While there had been previous game consoles that used
cartridges, either the cartridges had no information and served the
same function as flipping switches (the Odyssey) or the console
itself was empty and the cartridge contained all of the game
The VES, however, contained a programmable microprocessor so
its cartridges only needed a single ROM chip to store
In 1983, Nintendo released the Family Computer (or
Famicom) in Japan.
Like the Coleco Vision, the Famicom supported highresolution sprites and tiled backgrounds, but with more
This allowed Famicom games to be longer and have
more detailed graphics.
In 1989 Sega genesis was
released in North America.
Sega was competing with
Nintendo and had slogan such as
“ Genesis does what Nintendo's”
• A 32-bit video
game console of
• Released by Sony
• The original
PS2 is a computer
entertainment system is
small, slim, and network
ready and has over 1400
games to choose from.
Enhanced visuals and
DVD and CD player
Dual Shock Analog
Flip Top cover
• The Xbox 360 is the second video game console
developed by and produced for Microsoft and the
successor to the Xbox.
• Touch Capacitive Buttons
• Wireless Connectivity
• The Best And Glossy Design
• The Best Graphics And HD Games
• The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo
on November 19, 2006.
• As a seventh-generation console, the Wii competes with
Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3
• The First Motion Gaming Console.
• The Best & Compact Designed.
• Best Motion games.
• It Competes With Xbox 360.
PS3 is a brilliant high
Cell Broadband Engine
Six axis wireless controllers
PlayStation 3 comes with
either a 40GB or 80GB
removable hard disc drive.
The Wii U is the first Nintendo console to support high-definition
graphics, capable of producing video output up to 1080p, and has 2 GB of
RAM with half dedicated to the console's operating system.
The Wii U compete with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One
The system was released on November 18, 2012 in North
America, November 30, 2012 in Europe and Australia, and on December
8, 2012 in Japan.
Kinect is a motion sensing input device by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video
game console and Windows PCs.
Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console.
it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to
touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and
With the PlayStation Move motion controller
in your hand, start becoming the star of the
show, the hero at the center of the battle or
the sportsman with the skills to make the
opposition stop and stare.
MOVE was described by CNN