Video game console
A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a console machine primarily designed for con...
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History of video game consoles (first generation)
The first generation of video game consoles began in 1972 with the Magnavox Odyssey (which began development in 1968 by Ralph Baer under the code name "The Brown Box"), until 1977, when "pong"-style c...
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History of video game consoles (second generation)
The second generation of computer and video games began in 1976 with the release of the Fairchild Channel F and Radofin Electronics' 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System. It coincided with and was...
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Video game crash of 1983
The video game crash of 1983, also known as Atari shock in Japan, was a massive recession of the video game industry that occurred from 1983 to 1985. Revenues had peaked at around $3.2 billion in 1983...
History of video game consoles (third generation)
In the history of computer and video games, the third generation (sometimes referred to as the 8-bit era) began on July 15, 1983, with the Japanese release of both the Family Computer (referred to in ...
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History of video game consoles (fourth generation)
In the history of computer and video games, the fourth generation (more commonly referred to as the 16-bit era) of games consoles began on October 30, 1987 with the Japanese release of Nippon Electric...
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History of video game consoles (fifth generation)
The fifth-generation era (also known as the 32-bit era, the 64-bit era and the 3D era) refers to computer and video games, video game consoles and video game handhelds from approximately 1993 to 2001....
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History of video game consoles (sixth generation)
In the history of video games, the sixth-generation era (sometimes referred to as the 128-bit era; see "Bits and system power" below) refers to the computer and video games, video game consoles, and v...
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History of video game consoles (seventh generation)
In the history of video games, the seventh generation includes consoles released since late 2005 by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment. For home consoles, the seventh generation bega...
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History of video game consoles (eighth generation)
The eighth generation of video game consoles includes Nintendo's Wii U, released on November 18, 2012; Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 4 released on November 15, 2013; and Microsoft's Xbox O...
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Smart card
A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC) is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. Smart cards are made of plastic, generally polyvinyl chloride, but sometimes polye...
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Dedicated console
A dedicated console is a video game console that is dedicated to a built in game or games, and is not equipped for additional games, via cartridges or other media.
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Handheld game console
A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable video game console with a built-in screen, game controls, and speakers. Handheld game consoles are smaller than home video game consoles and contain ...
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List of best-selling game consoles
A video game console is a boxlike standardized computing device tailored for video gaming that requires a monitor or television set as an output. Handheld controllers are commonly used as input device...
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Wii WAD
A WAD file is a file archive containing .APP files, which can be extracted and installed on a Wii gaming console. They often contain information for the Wii, such as System Menu, IOS, Channels etc. Al...
PlayStation Portable system software
PlayStation Portable System Software is the official firmware for the PlayStation Portable. Updates add new functionality as well as security patches to prevent homebrew applications and plugins from ...
Neo Geo Pocket
The Neo Geo Pocket is a monochrome handheld video game console released by SNK. It was the company's first handheld system and is part of the Neo Geo family. It debuted in Japan in late 1998, however ...
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