Category Archives: Consoles


Modern Consoles

Nintendo Switch – Developed by Nintendo, the Nintendo Switch is both a console and a handheld portable console. the Switch has a built-in screen with a video output of 720p but can go up to 1080p on a TV. For its CPU it uses an NVIDIA Custom Tegra processor. Some of its limitations is that it has low battery life that lasts up to around 6 hours.

Xbox One – Developed by Microsoft, Xbox One is a console that has a 500 GB hard drive and uses a 8 core AMD custom CPU and also uses cloud storage to improve performance. The problem that people have with the Xbox One is that it has is that user’s activities are shared constantly so, Xbox doesn’t have good privacy settings.

PS4 – Developed by SONY, PS4 is the console rivaling Xbox One, it also has a hard drive of 500GB but does have a 1TB option. The PS4 uses an AMD Jaguar 8 cores processor. The PS4 also has a 1080p video output and supports 4K.

WiiU – Developed by Nintendo, The Wii U released in 2012 it uses a IBM Power multi-core processor with AMD graphics. Games on the Wii U can both be played on the TV or on the Wii U game pad which makes the Wii U  semi portable. Its limitation is that the portability of the console is limited to range like when the game pad is too far away from the console it will disconnect the user from the game.

Older Consoles by the Current Companies.

XBOX 360 – Developed by Microsoft
PS3 – Developed by SONY
Wii – Developed by Nintendo

XBOX – Developed by Microsoft
PS2 – Developed by SONY
Gamecube – Developed by Nintendo

PlayStation – Developed by SONY
Nintendo 64 – Developed by Nintendo

Handheld Portable  Consoles

PSVita – Developed by SONY
Nintendo 3DS – Developed by Nintendo
PSP – Developed by SONY
Nintendo DS – Developed by Nintendo
Gameboy Advanced SP – Developed by Nintendo
Gameboy Colour – Developed by Nintendo
Nintendo Gameboy – Developed by Nintendo

Time Lines of both Consoles and Portable Consoles.

Console Timeline Portable Console timeline

Console Timeline

Games consoles have evolved throughout time to handle a variety of different capabilities. This includes handling TV streaming, 3D games, and much more.

Some consoles from generation 7/8 have evolved to act as less of dedicated console, and more as a home entertainment device.

Generation One – 1972

  • Console
    * 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

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