Evolution of Video Game Systems CS3 1581 Miguel Haro Danny Gutierrez Albert Grimes Sergio Delgado
Atari 2600 • The Atari 2600 is one of the first video game consoles released in 1977. • One of the first systems to use cartridges • CPU -MOS Technology 6507 • 2nd generation
Nintendo • The first Nintendo video game console was released on 1958 • 3rd generation • Sold 60 million units world wide • CPU- Ricoh 8-bit processor (MOS Technology 6502 core)
Gameboy • Was one of the first portable game consoles that paved the way for the newer consoles like the Nintendo DS (dual screen) and the PSP (Play Station portable. • The Nintendo game boy had a very simple set up. It had a memory stick inside of the console. • The graphics were very poor it didn’t have any type of hard drive. • You need cartridges so the console can be operational.
Sony PlayStation • Produced in the mid 1990s • Fifth generation (32 bit/64bit era) • CPU- Custom MIPS R3000at 33.8688 Mhz. • First video game system to play music CDs • By 2005 the playstation/ps one sold 100.49 million units
NINTEDO 64 • The Nintendo 64 was the third generation Nintendo Console. • It was the first in its kind to consist of 64 bit graphics. • In total it sold 64 Million Units World Wide making it the most successful console Nintendo ever designed.
Sony PlayStation 2 • Sony’s second video game system was released on October 26, 2000 • 6th generation era with a 128-bit "Emotion Engine" clocked at 294 MHz • By March 31st 2006 it shipped 105 million units world wide making it the fastest selling video game console in history • First video game console to play DVDs • As of November 2006 the PS2 still outsells its competition, the GameCube, Xbox, and Xbox 360 in North America and Japan
Microsoft Xbox • Released on November 15, 2001 • First video game system that comes with a internal hard drive. (no memory cards required) • 6th generation console with a 733 MHz Intel Mobile Celeron CPU • Plays DVDs like the PS2 • Sold 24 million units • The greatest success of the Xboxs launch games was Halo: Combat Evolved and was the best selling game of the year
Sony PlayStation Portable • Sony psp was released on March 24, 2005 (22.94 million units shipped) • 7th generation game system with a MIPS R4000-based; clocked from 1 to 333 MHz CPU • The psp has the ability to play games, listen music, watch videos, view images, and as well as Internet browsing functionality. • The psp uses a 1.8Gb Universal Media Disk developed by Sony to play video games and watch movies.
Microsoft Xbox 360 • Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005 • The console was developed with IBM, ATI, Samsung and SiS. • First video game console to provide wireless controller support at launch. • The console sold out completely at release and has since sold 6 million consoles worldwide. • The Xbox 360 was the first console to be released in the seventh generation of game consoles and competes against Sonys PlayStation 3 and Nintendos Wii. • 20GB HD with a 3.2 GHz PPC Tri- Core Xenon CPU
Playstation 3• • Sony’s seventh generation game console was released on November 17, 2006. • 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine with 1 PPE and 7 SPEs-CPU • Features: 60GB hard drive, Blueray Disk-ROM, DVD- ROM,CD-ROM, and Super Audio CD • As of December 3, 2006 it sold 384,836 world wide.
Nintendo Wii • Released on December 8, 2006 • 7th generation of video game systems along with the PS3 and Xbox 360 • A distinguishing feature of the Wii console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and can detect motion and rotation in three dimensions. • IBM PowerPC-based "Broadway" CPU