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A Visual History of Video Game Consoles

Sure most people are familiar with the popular consoles of the last three decades like the Sega Genesis or the Playstation, but what about the lesser known consoles like the Arcadia and the CD-i? Check out all the consoles big and small with this massive visual history.

Evolution of Video Game Consoles [via Visual.ly]

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  • Published 01/21/13

Comments (6)

  1. Adam

    I had a Coleco Gemini. It was an atari clone fully compatable with Atari games as well as Coleco games. It was great.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleco_Gemini

  2. Asgaro

    “…With full 1080p HD graphics for both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3…”

    Lol, nice joke.

  3. Nathan.D

    I heard that the Xbox 720 and PS4 are coming sometime near the end of 2013.

  4. Grant

    Colecovision? NeoGeo?

  5. Chris

    Grant: “Colecovision? NeoGeo?”

    NeoGeo had one of the best fighting games at the time in Fatal Fury (lost a lot of time to that game)and it had a fun bowling game also. I thought back then that they had a chance to compete with Nintendo and Sega. I remember Colecovision, but just barely so they must not have had many good games or none of my friends had one of their systems.

  6. Clifford

    Chris: Re Colecovision

    It was a quite expensive console for it’s day ($300-$400 in 1982).

    However at the time it was one of (perhaps the) top of the line console.

    One of the things it was famous for was home console ports of many video arcade cabinet games such as Donkey Kong, Zaxxon, Cosmic Avenger, Venture, Frenzy, et al.

    These were all suitably “Awhhh-Some!” and consistently got 4/5 or 5/5 star ratings in reviews.

    Good times. I may need to go surfing for an emulator later…

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