Game Consoles

Article by Raina Kelsey

In the ’50s, when the first Computer games appeared, they used vector displays instead of video. However Video Game Consoles made their mark only during the mid seventies. Fierce competition between two main game consoles manufacturer of that time – Magnavox and Atari, had resulted in many popular video games like PONG, Odyssey and Smash. These video games grew immensely popular among the masses and thus paved the way for the next generation of game consoles.

Though the journey from the first generation of game consoles to the current seventh generation has been plagued by video game crashes and market slowdown, the gaming industry have always come up with ground breaking games and technologies to overcome the gloom of the market. For example, during the video game crash of 1977, almost all game consoles developer and manufacturer withdrew from business when Atari came up with Space Invaders. The game was an instant hit. Space Invader became so popular that most of the people at that time bought Atari game consoles just for that one game. Similarly during the mid eighties slowdown in game consoles business, Nintendo’s breakout hit game ‘Super Mario Brothers’ had not only revived the industry, but also had set the stage for better graphic and sound quality among the next generation of game consoles.

Among the current crop of seventh generation game consoles, three major player rules the total global market, namely Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii. Among them, they share much of the total game consoles pie. Each of these game consoles offers not just a superior game play experience but also a whole new set of connectivity tools and large memory pool. So the present day video gaming is much more than pressing movement and action keys on your game consoles. One can download games to their consoles from online stores and WiFi hotspots as well as compete against other ‘real’ gamers in the virtual world.

Raina Kelsey is an expert author, and writes about latest gadgets.

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