Videogame History

Companies

23 September 1889 - Present
June 3, 1960 - Present
1968 - Present
1971 - 27 June 1972
27 June 1972 - 1 July 1984
1973 - Present
1973 - December 1974
April 4 1975 - Present
1976 - 1977
1978 - 2007
1980 - Present
Jul 2, 1984 - 2003
Jul 2, 1984 - July 1996
1985 - Present
7 April 1986
November 16, 1993 - Present
July 1996 - March 1998
March 1998 - December 2000
October 2001 - Present
2008 - Present

Console Generations

1972 - 1980
1976 - 1992
1983 - 2003
1987 - 2004
1993 - 2005
1998 - 2013
2005 - 2017
2011 - Present

Hardware (consoles)

September 1972 - 1975
September 1972
11 September 1977 - 1 January 1992
November 1982 - 21 May 1984
15 July 1983 - 25 September 2003
October 1983 - 1 January 1992
18 October 1985 - 14 August 1994
May 1986 - 1 January 1992
September 1986 - 1992
1987 - 1992
October 1987 - 1992
29 October 1988 - 1997
14 August 1989 - 1999
21 November 1990 - 25 September 2005
23 August 1991 - 1999
1 December 1991
15 October 1992
23 November 1993 - 1996
November 1994
21 November 1994 - 1996
22 November 1994 - 2000
3 December 1994 - 31 March 2005
11 May 1995 - 1998
9 September 1995 - 31 March 2005
23 June 1996 - 30 April 2002
26 September 1996 - 30 November 2003
may 1998
27 November 1998 - 31 March 2001
9 September 1999 - 31 March 2001
4 March 2000 - 28 December 2012
7 July 2000
26 October 2000 - 4 January 2013
14 September 2001 - 2007
15 November 2001 - 2 March 2009
18 November 2001 - 2007
22 February 2002 - 4 June 2006
November 2004
22 November 2005 - 20 April 2016
November 2006 - October 2016
19 November 2006 - Approx. November 2011
November 2012 - 31 January 2017
November 2013 - Present
22 November 2013 - Present
4 September 2014 - Present
November 2016
3 March 2017 - Present

Software (home)

21 February 1986
23 June 1991
21 November 1991
21 November 1998
27 April 2000
13 December 2002
19 November 2006
18 November 2011
3 March 2017

Coin-Op

1966
November 1971
November 1971

PC Hardware

1982 - Approx. 1986

PC Software

Portable Harware (consoles)

April 28, 1980 - October 14, 1991
1982
April 21, 1989 - March 23, 2003