Console Video Game History

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  • 1. A History of Video Games
  • 2. Interesting Facts Nintendo – established in 1889 as a playing card  company Sony – started in 1947 as Tokyo Telecommunications  Engineering Company. Made first pocket-sized battery- powered radio. 1951 - Ralph Baer suggests adding an interactive game to  TV. Management ignores the idea. 1954 – Service Games starts making coin operated  games. SErvice GAmes later becomes SEGA.
  • 3. Interesting Facts 1958 - physicist Willy Higinbotham invents an interactive  table-tennis-like game that is displayed on an oscilloscope 1961 - Steve Russell creates Spacewar, the first  interactive computer game 1967 - Ralph Baer leads a team that creates an  interactive game that can be played on a TV screen.
  • 4. Pong Arcade 1972  Atari Home Version 1975 
  • 5. Atari 2600 (VCS) Introduced in 1977  Original Retail Price: $249  Number of Games: nearly 1000  Asteroids Centipede
  • 6. Atari 2600 Pac-Man Donkey Kong Pitfall! Frogger
  • 7. Intellivision Introduced in 1980  Original Retail Price: $299  Number of Games: about 180  Astrosmash Bump ‘N’ Jump
  • 8. Intellivision Major League Baseball BurgerTime Pac-Man Snafu
  • 9. Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Introduced in 1985  Original Retail Price: $199  Number of Games: about 850  Bases Loaded Double Dragon
  • 10. Nintendo Entertainment System Excitebike Super Mario Bros. Tecmo Super Bowl Legend Of Zelda Super Mario Bros. 3 Tetris
  • 11. Sega Genesis Introduced in 1989  Original Retail Price: $249  Number of Games: about 650  Columns Earthworm Jim
  • 12. Sega Genesis Micro Machines NBA Jam Sonic The Hedgehog Mortal Kombat
  • 13. Super Nintendo (SNES) Introduced in 1991  Original Retail Price: $249  Number of Games: about 780  Donkey Kong Country Madden NFL ‘96
  • 14. Super Nintendo Uniracers Super Mario Kart WWF Royal Rumble Super Mario World
  • 15. Sony Playstation Introduced in 1994  Original Retail Price: $299  Number of Games: over 1500  Crash Bandicoot Gran Turismo 2
  • 16. Sony Playstation NFL Blitz 2000 Tomb Raider Tekken Doom
  • 17. Nintendo 64 Introduced in 1996  Original Retail Price: $199  Number of Games: about 310  Cruisin’ USA Mario Kart 64
  • 18. Nintendo 64 Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Super Mario 64 GoldenEye 007 Super Smash Brothers
  • 19. Sega Dreamcast Introduced in 1998  Original Retail Price: $199  Number of Games: about 330  Crazy Taxi Soul Caliber
  • 20. Sega Dreamcast NFL Quarterback Club 2001 Sonic Adventure Quake III Arena Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • 21. Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) Introduced in 2000  Original Retail Price: $299  Number of Games: over 1600  Grand Theft Auto III ESPN NFL 2K5
  • 22. Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) Metal Gear Solid Virtua Fighter 4 Final Fantasy X Need For Speed: Underground
  • 23. Microsoft Xbox Introduced: November 15, 2001  Original Retail Price: $299  Number of Games: over 1000  Ghost Recon 2 Mech Assault
  • 24. Microsoft Xbox WWF RAW Project Gotham Racing Halo 2 MLB 2K5
  • 25. Nintendo Gamecube Introduced: November 18, 2001  Original Retail Price: $199  Number of Games: over 600  Metroid Prime Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • 26. Nintendo Gamecube Super Mario Sunshine Resident Evil Zero Mario Kart: Double Dash Mario Party 7
  • 27. Microsoft Xbox 360 Introduced: November 22, 2005  Original Retail Price: $299/$399  Number of Games: about 155  Project Gotham Racing 3 Call of Duty 2
  • 28. Microsoft Xbox 360 Tiger Woods 2006 Gears of War Gun Quake 4
  • 29. Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Introduced: November 17, 2006  Retail Price: $499/$599  Number of Games: about 40  Resistance: Fall of Man NBA 2K7
  • 30. Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Call of Duty 3 Need For Speed Carbon Ridge Racer 7 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • 31. Nintendo Wii Introduced: November 19, 2006  Retail Price: $249  Number of Games: about 60  Mario Party 8 Excite Truck
  • 32. Nintendo Wii Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Super Paper Mario Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Wii Sports
  • 33. Sources GameSpot – The History of Video Games  http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/features/video/hov/index.html  Business Week – A Brief History of Video Game  Warfare http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/10/game_consoles/index.htm?chan=search 