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System Wars: 7 Generations of Console Competition

SYSTEM WARS 7 generations of console competition IST GENERATION 12ND GENERATION 3RD GENERATION 14TH GENERATION STH GENERATION 16TH GENERATION 17TH GENERATION 1976 #1 Nintendo #1 COLOR TV GAME The pyrrhic outcome of the early console wars paved the way for Japanese dominance of video N ATARI VSC The arcade game Pac-Man, released for Atari VCS in 1982, game console manufacturing. Nintendo eliminated competition and discouraged American and European investment. INTELLIVISION The word intellivision is was its number one MATTEL selling game. a portmanteau of 'intelligent television'. 1980 COLECOVISION Coleco licensed Nintendo's Donkey Kong as the official pack-in cartridge for all Coleco- Vision consoles in the early 1980s. ATARI ST The popular Windows/Macintosh applica- tions Cubase and Logic Pro originated on the Atari ST. Nintendo NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT VAMIGA SYSTEM (NES) Successful games released on the NES include Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Popeye. SELA SEGA MASTER SYSTEM Sega had many mascots: Alex Kidd was the first official mascot, followed by the obschure Opa-Opa (a little spaceship), which was replaced by the famous blue hedgehog, Sonic. AMIGA The Amiga vs. Atari ST wars took place in the late 1980s. Although the ST was cheaper, the Amiga had the better graphics and sound, and a built-in double-sided floppy disk drive. NEC TURBAGRAFX-16 NEC engaged in fierce battles against SEGA - and vice versa. In their campaigns SEGA mocked NEC's claim that the TurboGrafx-16 was the first 16-bit SELA MEGA DRIVE/GENESIS console and NEC had ads published mocking SEGA. By this point the TurboGrafx-16 had already been defeated by SEGA's Mega Drive. The Mega Drive was the first of its generation to achieve notable market share in Europe and North America. #1 SEGA SEGA GAME 1990 Nintendo GEAR Nintendo Work on the console began under the codename "Project Mercury', following Sega's policy at the time of codenaming their systems after planets in the late 80s and early 90s. GAME BOY & GAME BOY SUPER NINTENDO COLOR ENTERTAINMENT The Game Boy was originally bundled with the puzzle game Tetris. SYSTEM The SNES was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the 16-bit era despite its relatively late start and the fierce competition it faced in North America from Sega's Genesis console. SELA #1 SONY SEGA SATURN In addition to playing games, PLAYSTATION & PS1 Station was the first "computer entertainment platform" to ship 100 million units, which it had reached 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch in 1994. The all of the Saturn models could play music CDs, CD+G, and CD+EG discs. Nintendo NINTENDO 64 A total of 387 games were released for the console though few were exclusively sold in Japan, in competition with around 1,100 games released for the rival Play- Station from 2004 to the present. SELA DREAMCAST Different models were released in SONY PLAYSTATION 2 A lawsuit was filed against Sony in 2002. The lawsuit addressed consumer reports #1 certain regions. In North America, a limited edition black Dreamcast was released with a Sega Sports logo below the Dreamcast logo on the lid, along with matching Sega Sports- branded black controllers. of inappropriate 'no disc error' (disc read error) messages and other problems associated with playing DVDS and CDs on the PS2. 2000 Microsoft хвох Nintendo The Xbox, despite the formidable financial backing of Microsoft failed to significantly threaten the PlayStation 2's place as market leader NINTENDO GAME CUBE Although generally receiving positive comments on its game library, the GameCube did receive some criticism for its 'toy-ish' exterior and for lacking some of the technical features of its competitors. Microsoft XBOX 360 The 2007 Game Critics Awards honored the Xbox 360 platform with 38 Nominations and 11 Wins - more than any other platform at the start of the 21st century. Nintendo #1 NINTENDO DS The system's code name was Nitro, which can be seen in the model number that appears on the unit (NTR-001). The Nintendo DS was released in 2004. Nintendo A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detects movement in three dimensions. SONY PLAYSTATION 3 The PlayStation 3's initial production cost is estimated to have been $805.85 for the 20 GB model and $840.35 for the 60 GB model. However, they were priced at $499 and $599 respectively, meaning that every unit was sold at an estimated loss of $250. -2010 $$$$$$$$ BEST SELLING CONSOLES WORLDWIDE $$$$ 73.3M 432.3M 37.0M 133.1 M 59.5M Wii. NINTENDSDS. PlayStatonPortable XBOX 360 Sources: Wikipedia | www.RetroThing.com | ScottDecker.com| AtariÃge.com | ScrapeTV.com | Rollanet.org | News.bbc.co.uk |RENTERS Information provided by: www.Renterslnsurance.org

System Wars: 7 Generations of Console Competition

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This infographic provides a timeline to show the evolution of video games from the late 1970's to present. It provides a brief description of each video game console and provides data for the ones tha...

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