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Gaming gens over the years


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Gaming gens over the years

  1. 1. Gaming in the 6th And 7th Generation. (1989) The Atari Lynx; The Atari Lynx is a 16-bit handheld game console that was released by Atari Corporation in September 1989 The Lynx holds the distinction of being the world's first handheld electronic game with a colour LCD. The system is also notable for its forward-looking features, advanced graphics, and ambidextrous layout. As part of the fourth generation of gaming (1990) The Sega Game Gear; The Sega Game Gear is an 8-bit handheld console released in 1990 (1991 in Japan), it competed with Nintendo’s ‘Gameboy’ but with games such as ‘Tetris’ and ‘Mario’ on the Gameboy, Sega couldn’t compete, but it’s unique gaming library and price gave it the edge over the Atari Lynx and TurboExpress. (1994) ThePlaystation; The PlayStation, was the first video game console to ship 100 million units, 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch. The original PlayStation released on December 3, 1994 was the first of the ubiquitous PlayStation series of console and hand-held game devices. It was part of the fifth generation of video game consoles competing against the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64.
  2. 2. Gaming in the 6th And 7th Generation. (1994-1995) The Sega Saturn The Sega Saturn is a 32-bit fifth-generation video game console that was first released by Sega on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. Despite the success of Sega's previous consoles in Europe and although the Sega Saturn was launched in Europe on July 8, 1995, a few months before the newcomer PlayStation's release—the momentum for Sony's console amongst consumers began to build rapidly, stalling Saturn sales in the region. As a result, the Sega Saturn never enjoyed the success it achieved in Japan or even the post-launch hype the machine was awarded in North America. (1998) GameBoy Colour; Sometimes referred as GBC, is a handheld game console developed by Nintendo and released on October 21, 1998 in Japan The game boy colour of course featured a coloured 15-bit screen, upgrading from its predecessor ‘The Gameboy’.
  3. 3. Gaming in the 6th And 7th Generation. (1998-1999) Sega Dreamcast; The Dreamcast is a video game console that was released by Sega in November 1998 in Japan and later in 1999 in other territories. Sega intended to launch the console as part of a comeback after its previous efforts with the Sega Saturn failed The Sega Dreamcast was the first console within 6th generation gaming It saw the release of many new game series which have been considered creative and innovative, such as Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, and Shenmue, the most expensive game ever produced upon release. (2001)The Nintendo GameCube; Officially called Nintendo GameCube, abbreviated NGC in Japan and GCN in North America, The Nintendo GameCube was released by Nintendo on September 14, 2001 The sixth-generation console was the successor to the Nintendo 64 and competed with the Sony's PlayStation 2, Microsoft's Xbox, and Sega's Dreamcast. The GameCube was the first Nintendo console to use optical discs for its primary storage medium. The discs are similar to the miniDVD format it was also the first Nintendo console to support online gaming, which relied on the use of an add-on broadband or modem adapter that was sold separately
  4. 4. Gaming in the 6th And 7th Generation. (2001) Microsoft Xbox; The Xbox is a video game console manufactured by Microsoft. It was released on November 15, 2001, in North America, followed by Australia and Europe in 2002.[2] It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market. The sixth-generation console competed with Sony's PlayStation 2, Sega's Dreamcast, and the Nintendo GameCube. It was the first console produced by an American company since the Atari Jaguar ceased production in 1996. (2003) NGage; The N-Gage is a mobile phone and handheld game system by Nokia, based on the Nokia Series 60 platform, released on 7 October 2003. The N-Gage QD replaced the original N-Gage in 2004. N-Gage attempted to lure gamers away from the Game Boy Advance by including mobile phone functionality. This was unsuccessful, partly because the buttons, designed for a phone, were not well- suited for gaming and when used as a phone the original N-Gage was described as resembling a "taco"
  5. 5. Gaming in the 6th And 7th Generation. (2004) The Nintendo DS; The Nintendo DS is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo. The device went on sale in North America on November 21, 2004. The DS, short for "dual screen", introduced distinctive new features to handheld gaming: an LCD screen working in tandem with a touchscreen, a built-in microphone, and support for wireless connectivity. (2005) ThePlaystation Portable; The PlayStation Portable sometimes abbreviated as PSP is a handheld game console made by Sony. The PlayStation Portable is the only handheld video game console to use an optical disc format, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its primary storage medium. Other distinguishing features of the console include its large viewing screen, robust multi-media capabilities, and connectivity with the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, other PSPs and the Internet.
  6. 6. Gaming in the 6th And 7th Generation. (2006) The Nintendo Wii; The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. The Wii has many advanced features compared to previous Nintendo consoles. For example, the primary wireless controller (the Wii Remote) can be used as a handheld pointing device and detects movement in three dimensions. (2012) The Nintendo WiiU The Wii U is a video game console from Nintendo and the successor to the Wii. The system was released on November 18, 2012 The Wii U is the first Nintendo console to support high-definition graphics, capable of producing video output up to 1080p, and has 2 GB of RAM with half dedicated to the console's operating system. The console was released in two versions: a "Basic" white-coloured version with 8 GB of internal Flash storage; and a "Deluxe"/"Premium" black-coloured version with 32 GB of Flash storage.