History of Video Game Consoles

Generations

1972
1976
1983
1987
1993
1998
2005
2012

Atari

Approx. 1975 - Approx. 1977
Approx. 1976 - Approx. 1979
09/11/1977 - 01/01/1992
Approx. 1978 - Approx. 1980
Approx. November 1982 - 05/21/1984
Approx. January 1986 - 01/01/1992
Approx. 1987 - 01/01/1992
11/15/1993 - Approx. 1996

SEGA

07/15/1983 - Approx. July 1984
Approx. 1985 - Approx. 1992
10/29/1988 - Approx. 1997
10/06/1990 - 04/30/1997
11/22/1994 - 11/23/2000
Approx. October 1995 - Approx. 1999
11/27/1998 - 03/30/2001

Nintendo

Approx. 1977 - Approx. 1980
Approx. 1980 - Approx. 1991
07/15/1983 - 08/14/1995
04/21/1989 - 03/23/2003
11/21/1990 - 11/30/1999
06/23/1996 - 11/30/2003
10/21/1998 - Approx. 2003
03/21/2001 - Approx. 2008
09/14/2001 - Approx. 2007
11/21/2004 - Present
12/02/2006 - Present
02/26/2011 - Present
11/18/2012 - Present

PlayStation

12/03/1994 - 03/31/2006
03/04/2000 - 12/28/2012
12/12/2004 - Approx. June 2014
11/11/2006 - Present
12/17/2011 - Present
11/15/2013 - Present

X-BOX

11/15/2001 - 05/18/2008
11/22/2005 - 04/20/2016
11/22/2013 - Present