History of Video Game Consoles

Generations

Generation One

1972
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Epoch TVTennis
  • Home Pong
  • Binatone TV Master
  • Coleco Telstar
  • Color TV-Game

Generation Two

1976

-Console
* Fairchild Channel F
* Atari 2600
* Bally Astrocade
* Magnavox Odyssey
* Intellivision
-Handheld
* Game * Watch
* Milton Bradley Microvision
* Epoch Game Pocket Computer

Generation Three

1983

-Console
* SG-1000
* NES
* Master System
* Atari 7800
* Commodore 64

Generation Four

1987

-Console
* PC-Engine
* Genesis
* SNES
* Neo Geo AES
-Handheld
* GB
* Lynx
* Game Gear
* TurboExpress

Generation Five

1993

-Console
* FW Towns Marty
* 3DO Interactive
* Atari Jaguar
* Saturn
* PS
* N64
-Handheld
* Nomad
* Virtual Boy
* GB
* GBC
* Neo Geo
* Game.com

Generation Six

1998

-Console
* Dreamcast
* PS2
* GameCube
* Xbox
-Handheld
* GBA
* N-Gage
* Tripwave Zodiac

Generation Seven

2005

-Console
* Xbox 360
* PS3
* Wii
-Handheld
* DS
* PSP

Generation Eight

2012

-Console
* PS4
* Xbox One
* WiiU
-Handheld
* 3DS
* PSVita

Atari

Home Pong

Approx. 1975 - Approx. 1977

Stunt Cycle

Approx. 1976 - Approx. 1979

Atari 2600

09/11/1977 - 01/01/1992

Video Pinball

Approx. 1978 - Approx. 1980

Atari 5200

Approx. November 1982 - 05/21/1984

Atari 7800

Approx. January 1986 - 01/01/1992

Atari XE Video Game System

Approx. 1987 - 01/01/1992

Atari Jaguar

11/15/1993 - Approx. 1996

SEGA

SG-1000

07/15/1983 - Approx. July 1984

Master System

Approx. 1985 - Approx. 1992

SEGA Genesis

10/29/1988 - Approx. 1997

Sega Game Gear

10/06/1990 - 04/30/1997

Sega Saturn

11/22/1994 - 11/23/2000

SEGA Nomad

Approx. October 1995 - Approx. 1999

Dreamcast

11/27/1998 - 03/30/2001

Nintendo

Color TV Game

Approx. 1977 - Approx. 1980

Game & Watch

Approx. 1980 - Approx. 1991

Nintendo Entertainment System/Nintendo Family Computer

07/15/1983 - 08/14/1995

Game Boy

04/21/1989 - 03/23/2003

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

11/21/1990 - 11/30/1999

Nintendo 64

06/23/1996 - 11/30/2003

Game Boy Color

10/21/1998 - Approx. 2003

Game Boy Advanced

03/21/2001 - Approx. 2008

GameCube

09/14/2001 - Approx. 2007

Nintendo DS

11/21/2004 - Present

Wii

12/02/2006 - Present

Nintendo 3DS

02/26/2011 - Present

WiiU

11/18/2012 - Present

PlayStation

PlayStation

12/03/1994 - 03/31/2006

PlayStation 2

03/04/2000 - 12/28/2012

PlayStation Portable

12/12/2004 - Approx. June 2014

PlayStation 3

11/11/2006 - Present

PlayStation Vita

12/17/2011 - Present

PlayStation 4

11/15/2013 - Present

X-BOX

X-box

11/15/2001 - 05/18/2008

Xbox 360

11/22/2005 - 04/20/2016

Xbox One

11/22/2013 - Present