The History of Video Gaming Consoles 1972 – 2014

The video gaming market has technologically evolved over the past 42 years into what we know and love today. Its had its ups and down with several market crashes throughout the 70’s and 80’s but none the less the gaming market has survived and come out the other end giving us fond child hood memories and smash hit titles such as Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, Nintendo’s Mario, Microsoft’s Halo, Sony’s Gran Tourismo series and even Pokemon which are all responsible for a gaming centric generation, but do you know how we ended up where we are?

Did you know the Magnavox Odyssey was the first commercial video game entertainment system? or that Sega’s Dreamcast was the first internet connected game console?.

The Past 42 years have seen the rise and fall of many game console manufacturers, Magnavox, Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Sony and Microsoft with some still standing tall and some not. This gaming infographic details the history of video game consoles and their evolution from the days of Pong when first generation consoles operated on switches, the development of larger colour palettes, the wonderful birth of Sonic the Hedgehog, the first internet connected console and even the progression into 3D game processing.






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