Technology over the ages

Events

Release of SNES

21 November 1990

Over time, the SNES system would turn yellow, you aren't seeing things. Depending on environment, the system would turn to a light yellow due to sun rays or a warm environment.

When the SNES was released in Japan, many people, including adults, were pretending to be sick. The reason for this is because they wanted to get the system before it sold out, or to stay at home and play.

Nintendo didn't have enough copies of the SNES in Japan, this caused a massive frenzy of people making orders and not getting what they wanted. This actually caused riots which forced the Japanese government to make new laws regarding pre-orders and shipments.

The SNES was nearly never made. Nintendo never had the idea to make a SNES after the NES was released. This is because they never thought they'd have to make a new system. It was believed that they thought the NES would last longer and wouldn't need any competition.

Release of Sony PlayStation

3 December 1994

On release day, there was 8 games available to play from.

Over 50 million units were sold by 1998, only 4 years after it's release.

The PlayStation 1 was the second console external memory cards for game saves.

Release of the Nintendo 64

23 June 1996

The Nintendo 64 was seen as a ground-breaking console at the time. It was the first console to feature 3D graphics.

Release of Dreamcast

27 November 1998

The Dreamcast was the first ever 128-bit console on the market.

The original name for the Dreamcast was "Katana" but was changed to Dreamcast later in production.

Release of PlayStation 2

26th October 2000

In 2002, Sony had a shortage of memory cards. So many user were requesting them that it lead to a shortage of memory cards.

The White Towers that are seen before the Sony is fully booted up aren't randomized. The towers represent your save files, the larger the tower, the bigger the file.

The PlayStation 2 was still supported after the PS3 until 2013, all official servers have been shutdown.

Release of Xbox Original

15 November 2001

The Original Xbox cause Microsoft to lose 4 billion dollars in the first 4 years.

It was called an Xbox because IT'S literally an Xbox. (A box with an X on it)

Xbox had other names before it was called the Xbox, here are some
– MIND
– FACE
– AIO

Release of GameCube

18 November 2001

Did you know that the GameCube is less dense than water, meaning if it was airtight, it is able to float on water.

The GameCube sold 21.7 million copies world wide.

Not only is the GameCube shaped like a box, it will always treat you as a friend. Super Smash Bros: Melee is the most popular GameCube game

Release of the Xbox 360

22 November 2005

There are over 1000 Xbox 360 games, each Xbox 360 owns at least 7 games on average.

The Xbox 360 can be used as an entertainment system, it's capable of watching movies and TV shows. Also you can use it to browse the web.

Microsoft made multiple different version of the Xbox 360, they made the Arcade, Elite and two other versions. They have minor upgrades but nothing extraordinary.

Release of PlayStation 3

11 November 2006

Since 2006, the Sony PlayStation has sold over 80 million units, that equates to about 6 billion pounds!

The PS3 has a better CPU than the Xbox 360, Sony also teamed up with NVidia to work on their graphics

The PS3 has a built in Blu-ray player. It is able to play videos at HD from DVD or Downloaded

Release of Wii

19 November 2006

Wii has shipped over 100 million units world wide

The most popular games are Mario Kart Racing and Wii Sports.

The Wii, compared to the 360 and PS3, used a motion controller instead of having to use buttons all the time.

Release of Wii U

18 November 2012

Since release, Nintendo have sold over 13 million Wii U consoles.

The Wii U was announced in 2011, and if you were lucky, they had early prototypes at places like Cologne, Germany.

The Wii U supports backwards compatibility. They also support most save files from previous consoles.

Release of PlayStation 4

15 November 2013

The PlayStation 4 has sold over 53 million units since release day.

Unlike previous consoles, the PS4 has a "Share" button. This button can be used to take screenshots and record video. It's possible to share these pictures and videos on social media websites

The PlayStation 4 controller also has an in-built speaker. This is mainly used for miscellaneous sounds that don't require a lot of battery to receive.