The console is built similarly like a PC with a cpu, hard disk, Ram, power supply and graphic card..but this device is specially customized to work on display devices like monitors ,TVs, LCD projector … the sole purpose of these consoles generated a special naming which separates them from personal computers used for work
In 1972 the first home video game was released by Magnavox which started the first generation, other console was the famous Atari with the revolutionary game PONGThe second generation included VES and the new AtariThe third generation had the new version of Atari with the break hit game Super Mario brosThe forth generation witnessed the entry of Sega into the video game raceThe Sony play station 1 was released in the era of the Fifth generation consoles making a big hit selling over 100 million consoles world wideThe 6th generation had a big competition between Microsoft's XBOX, Sony's play station II , Nintendo's GameCube , and Sega’s dream castIn our present time which has the seventh generation the competition remains mostly between the XBOX 360 and the PLAY STATION 3
Xbox 360 is the second console produced by Microsoft being the successor of the first console XboxThe game was introduced in the E3 Conference in 2005 is still being produced up to date. from the major features of the Xbox 360 is the Xbox live service which allows players to compete against each other over the internet, moreover to download demo games, music and movies.Varying between different versions of the Xbox 360, the hard disk capacity varies between 20GB and 320GB. The main input is the wireless controller and the main game input is the DVD drive.
Wired and wireless controllersHeadsets for chattingWebcam for video chattingDance matsKinect
It allows users to control and interact with the Xbox without touching the game controller, it uses a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands to control the game. It sold around 8 million units in its first 60 days break a world record.
After the success in the first two generation of the play station series, Sony launched the play station 3, commonly named as PS3, in Japan on November 11, 2006.Sony released the Playstation network which offers unified online gaming service and compatibility with the PlayStation Portable or PSP.Sony took a further step by replacing the DVD drive in the PS2 with a Blu-ray drive in the PS3 which serves bigger capacity and higher graphic resolution.
After the success in the first two generation of the play station series, Sony launched the play station 3, commonly named as PS3, in japan on november 11, 2006.Sony released the Playstation network which offers unified online gaming service and compatibility with the PlayStation Portable or PSP.Sony took a further step by replacing the DVD drive in the PS2 with a Blu-ray drive in the PS3 which serves bigger capacity and higher graphic resolution.
Uses motion sensor that with the help of the Playstation eye camera determines the position of the wand , controller , and thus controls the gameUses radio waves as the media to transfer data from the Move device to the console via Bluetooth 2.0 technology
WII is the successor of the GameCube that is produced by NintendoWII is considered the first of its kind for using motion sensing controllers and 3D technology to control the game through gestures.Since the beginning of 2009 WII was more successful than the Xbox 360 and ps3 as the selling rate shows.
DVD driveHard DiskGraphic CardBluetooth ReceptorWII Controller
The WII remote is a wireless controller which is the main input in WII..It uses sensors and infrared to determine position of body in 3D space
Video game consoles
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Definition The Video game console is an interactive customized computer system that displays signals on display devices to play the video game. The term “ video game console “ was generated to distinguish between computers for games and personal computers for work.1/18/2012 Tarek Antar
Brief History Generations: First Generation Second Generation Third Generation Fourth Generation Fifth Generation Sixth Generation Seventh Generation1/18/2012 Tarek Antar
Xbox 360 The Xbox 360 is the Video game console produced by Microsoft. It was launched on May 12, 2005 and is still being produced until now. From the major features is the Xbox live service. This console contains a hard disk, DVD drive, Ethernet slot and wireless receptor for the wireless controllers.1/18/2012 Tarek Antar
Accessories and Hardware Wired and wireless controllers Headsets for chatting Webcam for video chatting Dance mats Kinect1/18/2012 Tarek Antar
Kinect It is a controller free gaming experience Announced on June 2009 Allows users to interact without a controller One of its top games is Dance central High selling rates through 2010 , 20111/18/2012 Tarek Antar
Play station 3 is the third game console of the play station series. Released on November 11, 2006 in Japan The PlayStation Network is on of the major features. The console is composed of a hard disk, Blue-ray driver, cpu, ram and graphic card. Different Versions of the PS3 Console Tarek Antar 1/18/2012
Dual Shock 3 Controller Headset Playstation Eye camera Playstation Move Tarek Antar 1/18/2012
•Motionsensing game controller•Sync with PlayStation Eye camera to track wand’s position•Uses Bluetooth 2.0 technology to connect to the console Tarek Antar 1/18/2012
Nintendos evolution WII is the 7th Generation video game console produced by Nintendo Launched on 19 November 2006 Major features “ motion sensing “ controller and WII connect24 Since December 31 2008 , WII surpassed Xbox 360 and PS3 Tarek Antar 1/18/2012