Evolution of Gaming By: Cameron geiser

Gaming has come along way from its beginnings in 1950 as an science fair oddity (Riad, 10/31/15). When it was first introduced as a home console was in 1972 as the Magnavox Odyssey. Also in 1972 Atari was released. The Atari was released a few months after the Odyssey after it bombed due to poor "management" of the stores.

Magnavox Odyssey

Then it was the Nintendo Famicom (family computer) released in Japan in 1983. And in in 1988 the Sega Genesis it sold worldwide. It's tag line was “Genesis does what Nintendon’t”

Nintendo Famicom
sega genesis

After a failed partnership with Nintendo Sony went into the console business with the PlayStation. Then they followed it up with the PlayStation 2 in 2000.

PlayStation 1
PlayStation 2

A year after the PS2 launch the Xbox was released with Xbox live. While the Xbox didn't hurt Sony that much but the Xbox 360 with its wireless game controller and Kinect really stepped up the game.

Xbox 360

Then the PlayStation 3 was released. It didn't receive much love on release but with Blu ray it was then loved. Then the Wii was released with a different controller and it was a hit with casual gamers.

Then the Xbox one was introduced. It had everything that the Xbox 360 had but it has backward game compatibility, which lets you play Xbox 360 games on the Xbox one. With a vision of gaming the PS4's UI (user interface) made it easy for their users to play the games they wanted.

Xbox one


Created with images by fancycrave1 - "video games controller play" • zigazou76 - "Magnavox Odyssey" • fuzzcat - "Famicom" • Abdecoral - "technology remote control game" • aditza121 - "xbox 360" • Ian D - "PS3 Standing" • rasdourian - "Wii" • wuestenigel - "XBOX ONE @ Gamescom" • blakespot - "PS4"

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