The evolution of gaming consoles

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We understand the generations of game consoles

Younger gamers are often considered the beginning of the first PlayStation to be the beginning of the generation of game consoles. Players of my age are confident that the first generation of consoles is Dandy, and the second, respectively, Sega. Atari 2600! - Oldfags will exclaim and also prove to be wrong.

In this article, I walked through the entire chronology of home game consoles and put everything in its place.

1st generation

It all started in 1972, with the release of the first Magnavox Odyssey TV set-top box. The prototype for it was the Brown Box device, which allowed two to play catch-up pixels on the TV screen. At the very same Magnavox Odyssey, 28 games were released, and the circulation was 330,000 pieces.

2nd generation

Second-generation consoles were already working on microprocessors and allowed to expand the library of games with interchangeable cartridges. The first microprocessor console was Fairchild VES, released in 1976.

3rd generation

The next stage in the development of game consoles was the transition to a full 8-bit platforms. The Atari 2600 ripped off the Nintendo Entertainment System, known in Russia as the Dandy. The prefix has sold about 62 million copies.

4th generation

By the end of the 1980s, the 16-bit platform became the new standard for gaming consoles. The first prefix of the new generation was the NEC PC Engine, which allows you to simultaneously display 482 colors on the screen.

5th generation

In the early nineties came the era of CD, 3D and 32-bit. The main event of those years, of course, was the debut of Sony with its PlayStation, which had a circulation of 102,000,000 copies sold, which is about three times more than that of Nintendo 64, a potential leader in the console race.

6th generation

Faster, higher, stronger! At the beginning of the 00s, 64-bit game consoles were driving crazy with amazing visualization and detailing capabilities. Sony was again the leader with an impressive figure of 154 million sold to the PlayStation 2. Sales could have been even higher if it had not been for the active development of PC gaming, which at that time was actively involved in the fight for the status of the most progressive gaming platform.

7th generation

In the late 00s, Sega dropped out of the console race, and Microsoft managed to get to the same level with Sony. Began the eternal confrontation between the two giants: Xbox and PlayStation.

8th generation

Current gen. More cores, more memory, more resolution. Only Nintendo, which aimed at the family market and at new ways of player interaction with the game, took a slightly different path.d

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