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The History of Game Consoles

  1. 1. THE HISTORYOF HOMEGAME CONSOLES<br />By Omar Huerta<br />
  2. 2. First prototype home console 1968<br />Ralph H. Baer directed the team of Engineers who invented the first Home Console Prototype<br />This prototype was presented to this companies to be considered for production:<br />GE<br />Sylvania<br />RCA<br />Philco<br />Sears<br />Magnavox<br />
  3. 3. 1970 - 1980<br />Consoles<br />
  4. 4. 1970’s<br /><ul><li>The first consoles of the early 70’s had only one game integrated on the console</li></ul>- Consoles ran on batteries<br />- Had no sound and no color (Black and White)<br /><ul><li>On mid 70’s the consoles developed to handle two or four games</li></ul> - The first consoles with audio & color are released<br /><ul><li>By the late 70’s consoles can be used on batteries or power cord</li></ul> - Up to four people can play on a game<br /><ul><li>By the end of the 70’s the consoles were more </li></ul>equipped:<br />- Color<br /> - Can handle multiple players<br />- Up to four games integrated in one console<br />- Cartridges are introduced for the 1st consoles<br />- Coleco sales exceeds 1 million consoles by <br /> the end of the 70s at $50 Dlls each<br />
  5. 5. Most Popular consoles of the 70s<br />Magnavox<br />Odessey<br />Coleco<br />Telstar<br />Mattel<br />Intellivision<br />Magnavox<br />Odessey 2<br />Atari<br />2600<br />
  6. 6. 1981 - 1990<br />Consoles<br />
  7. 7. 1980’s<br /><ul><li>The first consoles of the early 80’s tackled the problems of sound and color</li></ul>- Some consoles were designed to play other console games <br />- 8-bit Graphics were the base for developers<br /><ul><li>On mid 80’s Nintendo produced the NES with the new removable game cartridges</li></ul>- Nintendo released its console in Japan in 1983 and claimed the top<br /> - In 1985 NES was released in the United States<br /><ul><li>By the late 80’s consoles graphics were upgraded to 16-bit</li></ul>- Sega Genesis is released on the United States<br />- Sega battles with NES for the top spot in sales<br />
  8. 8. Most Popular consoles of the 80s<br />Nintendo<br />Entertainment<br />System<br />Coleco<br />Vision<br />Nintendo<br />Game & Watch<br />Nintendo<br />Gameboy<br />Sega<br />Genesis<br />
  9. 9. 1991 - 2000<br />Consoles<br />
  10. 10. 1990’s<br /><ul><li>In the early 90’s the Super Nintendo was released to counteract SEGA’s 16-bit console</li></ul>- The early 90’s was a battle for the best graphics and multi functionality <br />- The success of SNES was due to SEGA’s focus on a 32 bit system<br />- Developers focus on CD game and graphics technology<br /><ul><li>Mid 90’s SEGA released the “SEGA CD” and 2 years later the “SEGA 32 bit”</li></ul> - Atari released a 64 bit console that is still <br />under debate today<br />- Sony joins the video game industry with it’s <br />Playstation console<br />- Nintendo releases the N64 (64 bit system)<br />- Dreamcast (1st Modem for ONLINE gaming)<br />
  11. 11. Most Popular consoles of the 90s<br />Super Nintendo<br />Entertainment <br />System<br />Nintendo<br />Gameboy Color<br />Sony<br />Playstation<br />Sega<br />Dreamcast<br />Nintendo<br />64<br />
  12. 12. 2000 - 2010<br />Consoles<br />
  13. 13. 2000’s<br /><ul><li>With a delayed production Sony Playstation 2 hits the shelves on 2000 but soon after it’s release all stores run out and who ever wanted a console will have to buy it from eBay at twice the retail price or wait for stores to re-stock</li></ul>- Nintendo releases the “Game Cube” with special 8cm game disks<br />- Microsoft enters the video game industry with the XBOX console<br />- Consoles are produced with great graphics, DVD, online play and some with Hard Drive<br /><ul><li>By mid 2000’s production of consoles comes down to a few BIG players</li></ul> - Nintendo – with the “Wii” system (previous name REVOLUTION)<br />- Microsoft with “XBOX 360”<br />- Sony – with “Playstation 3”<br /><ul><li>Companies focus on new technology</li></ul>- Microsoft – Wireless connection, HD DVD and graphics<br />- Sony – Wireless connection, Blue Ray and graphics<br />- Nintendo – Wireless connection and body interaction (family friendly)<br />
  14. 14. 2000’s ( continued )<br /><ul><li>When production was planned for the XBOX 360, Wii and Playstation 3 it was taken into account the backwards compatibility for old games. </li></ul>- Nintendo Wii was released on 2006 with a new revolutionary control that had accelerometers and infrared detection to sense its position in 3D space<br />- Microsoft is released in 2005 with wireless controls, headsets and Ethernet connectivity for online gaming. HD cables that can also connect to regular TVs<br />- Sony releases Playstation 3 in 2006 with wireless controls, Ethernet connectivity and the worst enemy of Microsoft the Blue Ray<br /> - During the first weeks that the Playstation 3 was released consoles were sold for $2300 Dlls on eBay<br />- Violence during the release of the PS3 included a costumer shot and several campers robbed at gunpoint<br />- Two GameStop employees fabricated a robbery to cover up their own theft of several PS3s and four XBOX 360<br />
  15. 15. Microsoft XBOX 360<br />Hard drive of 20GB and 60GB<br />Accessories for XBOX 360 are the wireless modem, WEB camera, HD DVD drive and extra controllers<br />Each new game release retails at $59.99 <br />
  16. 16. XBOX 360 (Problems that caused a new release)<br />XBOX 360 had several problems after it’s release:<br />- Consoles Graphics chip heats up causing RED ring of Death<br />Extra costs for add-ons: Wireless, Web Cam and HD DVD<br />Users pay for ONLINE Play $49.99 for 12 month service<br />HD DVD was dropped from production after it lost the battle against SONY’s Blueray on March 2008<br />Due to this and many more problems Microsoft Modified its console and accessories <br />
  17. 17. XBOX 360 SlimReleased on 2010<br />
  18. 18. Microsoft’sFuture Concepts<br />
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  20. 20. Microsoft Portable Concepts<br />
  21. 21. Sony PlayStation 3<br />Released on: November 17, 2006<br />$499 Dlls include wireless, blue tooth connectivity and Blueray Drive<br />
  22. 22. SONY PSP<br />Released on: March 25, 2005<br />Play Station Portable<br />
  23. 23. Sony Concepts<br />
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  29. 29. Nintendo Wii<br />Release date: December 2006<br />Family oriented console<br />Body interaction games<br /> - Bowling, golf, boxing, running, dancing, etc.<br />
  30. 30. Nintendo Portable<br />Just released 2011<br />
  31. 31. Summary of the Most Popular home consoles of their Time<br />
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  33. 33. WARNING<br />The following show features stunts performed by normal users to show the wrong use of the Wii Controller. No supervision of any kind from professionals. Accordingly, OMAR HUERTA must insist that no one attempt to recreate or re-enact any stunt or activity performed on this video clip.<br />
  34. 34. “Fin”<br />

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