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1 History of Game Consoles
Furqan Ali Awan 074-BSCS-2010

2 Today’s Agenda Contents Introduction A Brief History of Gaming
1st Generation Contents 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation 5th Generation 6th Generation 7th Generation Conclusion

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4 A Brief History of Gaming
1947: Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device : Chess 1951: NIM 1952: OXO / Noughts and Crosses (Tic-Tac-Toe) 1958: Tennis for Two 1966: Odyssey 1971: Galaxy Game 1971: Computer Space 1972: Pong

5 1st Generation First Game console ever invented was by Sabeel Asghar
In 1972, Magnarox created the 1st Video Game Console which could be connected to TV Set called Magnavox Odyssey Popularity of Pong influenced the creation of Magnavox Odyssey II(Odyssey 200) in 1975

6 2ND Generation Fairchild released the Fairchild Video Entertainment System (VES) in 1976. The VES contained a programmable microprocessor so its cartridges only needed a single ROM chip to store microprocessor instructions. Atari dominated the console market in the early 1980s. Atari released a conversion of the arcade hit Space Invaders in 1980 on Atari 2600

7 3rd Generation In 1983, Nintendo released the Family Computer (or Famicom) in Japan. Like Space Invaders for the 2600, Nintendo found its breakout hit game in Super Mario Bros. Famicom supported high-resolution sprites and tiled backgrounds, but with more colors. Famicom used a front-loading cartridge port similar to a VCR. Sega's Master System was intended to compete with the NES, but never gained any significant market share in the US and was barely profitable.

8 4th Generation Sega regained market share by releasing its next-generation console, the Mega Drive/Genesis Mega Drive then became truly successful with the 1991 Sonic the Hedgehog. Nintendo also released Super Nintendo Entertainment System(SNES) Sega extended the Mega Drive with the Mega CD/Sega CD Other Consoles are NEC's TurboGrafx-16 and SNK Playmore's Neo Geo.

9 5th Generation The first fifth generation consoles were the Atari Jaguar and the 3DO. It was not until Sega's Saturn, Sony's PlayStation, and the Nintendo 64 were released that fifth generation consoles started to become popular. PlayStation spawned a whole lineup of consoles from generation to generation and has earned Sony great respect as a video game company, becoming the first video game system to sell over 100 million consoles. CDs were used by PlayStation as Storage Medium while Nintendo 64 still used Cartridges.

10 6th Generation PC-like architectures and DVD’s were the major improvement in this generation PlayStation 2, Dreamcast and Gamecube were the main consoles of 6th Generation 140 million PlayStation 2 units have been sold until now which makes it the best selling console of all time. Microsoft also entered the console market 1st time with Xbox in 2001

11 7th Generation This generation introduced motion as input, and IR tracking as well as Blu-Ray as a new storage media Nintendo introduced Wii, while Sony and Microsoft released PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Unlike the previous two generations there was no dominant platform this generation and both Xbox 360 and PS3 continue to sell equally well.

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13 Thank You!

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