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Video Game Console Chronology - Magnavox Odyssey to DSi XL

by mjmjr25 Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:24 pm

I'm not sure if this topic has been broached on here before or not, I did a quick search and did not see one. For awhile I have considered collecting every console/handheld made (seriously reconsidering after making the list :D ). To do so obviously would require a list.

Now to the haters, I am POSITIVE I missed some things. This thread is to fix that, and then hopefully a master list will have been created.

*I did not include minor variants (color changes like say w/the N64, smaller models, etc)
*I did include minor variants if it significantly (a) outsold the original, or (b) made the experience on that console much better, as in adding AV out instead of RF. Again, please reply w/anything I missed and I will update this occasionally as they come in.
*I attempted to distinguish between JP/US if the name was considerably different, yet still the same console (ie, turbografx 16 vs. PC Engine)

...and here she is...

1972 - Magnavox Odyssey
1975 - Magnavox Odyssey 100 and 200
1976 - Fairchild Video Entertainment System (VES or Fairchild 1)
1976 - Telstar (1st of 13 console variants released 76-78, preloaded games)
1977 - Atari 2600
1978 - Magnavox Odyssey 2
1978 - Atari Touch Me
1979 - Intellivision
1979 - Telstar Arcade (cartridge based)
1982 - Atari 5200
1982 - Commodore 64
1982 - Colecovision
1982 - Vectrex
1983 - Famicom (JP - Family Computer)
1984 - Atari 2600 Jr.
1985 - NES (US - Original Nintendo)
1986 - Sega Master System (US)
1986 - Sega Mark III (JP)
1986 - Atari 7800
1987 - PC Engine (JP - HUcards)
1989 - NES Top Loader (US and JP)
1990 - AV Famicom (JP - Sup. Fam. w/AV instead of RF)
1989 - TurboGrafx-16 (US - Hu Cards)
1989 - PC Engine Shuttle (JP - HUcards - AV out)
1989 - PC Engine SuperGrafx (JP - HUcards + enhanced (5))
1989 - PC Engine CoreGrafx (JP)
1989 - Sega Genesis
1989 - Sega Mega Drive (JP/PAL)
1989 - Gameboy (Mono-chromatic handheld)
1989 - Atari Lynx (Color handheld)
1990 - PC Engine GT (JP Handheld)
1990 - Turboexpress (US Handheld)
1990 - Neo Geo AES Home Arcade System
1991 - Phillips CDi
1991 - PC Engine Coregrafx II (JP)
1991 - Super Famicom (JP)
1991 - Super Nintendo (US/PAL)
1991 - Sega Game Gear (Sega color handheld)
1991 - TurbGrafx CD - (US)
1991 - PC Engine Duo (JP - HUcards and CD's)
1992 - TurboDuo (US - Hu-Cards and CD's)
1992 - Sega CD (add on to genesis)
1992 - Sega Mega CD - (JP/PAL)
1993 - PC Engine Duo R (JP)
1993 - Sega Pico (Educational/Young Child console)
1994 - PC Engine Duo RX (JP)
1994 - Sega 32X (add on to genesis)
1994 - Sega Mega 32X - (JP/PAL)
1994 - Sega Saturn (JP - 1st of
1994 - Neo Geo CD
1994 - Sony Playstation
1995 - Virtual Boy
1996 - Nintendo 64
1998 - Neo Geo Pocket
1998 - Sega Dreamcast (US/JP/PAL) (1998 and many 99 models play backups, 2000 models do not)
1998 - Gameboy Color (plays original gameboy games also)
1999 - Wonderswan (JP only handheld)
1999 - Neo Geo Pocket Color
2000 - Sega Dreamcast Divers 2000 (All in one console including screen and inputs to allow other systems to be plugged into it)
2000 - PSOne
2000 - Sony Playstation 2
2001 - Panasonic Q Gamecube
2001 - XBOX
2001 - Treamcast (3rd party Dreamcast, region free, lcd screen attached)
2001 - Gameboy Advance (plays GB, GBC, and GBA)
2001 - Nintendo Gamecube
2003 - Gameboy Advance SP (new "laptop" design, brighter screen)
2004 - Nintendo DS (plays NDS and GBA games)
2004 - Sony Playstation 2 Slim
2005 - XBOX 360
2005 - Sony PSP-1000
2005 - Gameboy Micro (brightest screen at the time, supports GBA games)
2005 - Gameboy Advance SP+ (backlit screen - plays GBC and GBA)
2006 - Nintendo Wii
2006 - Sony Playstation 3
2006 - Nintendo DS lite (smaller frame, larger screen, plays DS and GBA games)
2007 - Sony PSP-2000 (US/JP)
2007 - Sony PSP slim and lite (PAL)
2008 - Sony PSP-3000 (US/JP) - (slim and lite w/mic PAL)
2009 - Sony PSP Go
2009 - Nintendo DSi (Larger frame, larger screen, does not support GBA or earlier)
2010 - Nintendo DSi XL (Largest frame, largest screen, greater wi-fi cap. and dig. cams.)
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Re: Video Game Console Chronology - Magnavox Odyssey to DSi XL

by dsheinem Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:27 pm

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Re: Video Game Console Chronology - Magnavox Odyssey to DSi XL

by dsheinem Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:28 pm

1978 - Atari Touch Me


also, is this the best name ever for a console?

EDIT: ok, so not really a console - but if you count this, do you have to count all the Tiger LCD handhelds, etc.?
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Re: Video Game Console Chronology - Magnavox Odyssey to DSi XL

by YoshiEgg25 Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:29 pm

Where the fuck is the Game Boy
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Re: Video Game Console Chronology - Magnavox Odyssey to DSi XL

by mjmjr25 Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:30 pm

dsheinem wrote:
1978 - Atari Touch Me


also, is this the best name ever for a console?


It is, then sadly we realize it's basically simon says :cry:
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Re: Video Game Console Chronology - Magnavox Odyssey to DSi XL

by dsheinem Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:31 pm

YoshiEgg25 wrote:Where the fuck is the Game Boy


1989 - Gameboy (Mono-chromatic handheld)
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Re: Video Game Console Chronology - Magnavox Odyssey to DSi XL

by Opa Opa Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:32 pm

Sega SG-1000?

Edit:
Game & Watch handhelds.

Edit:
Atari Jaguar and Atari Jaguar CD.
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Re: Video Game Console Chronology - Magnavox Odyssey to DSi XL

by mjmjr25 Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:32 pm

YoshiEgg25 wrote:Where the fuck is the Game Boy


1989 - she's there...
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Re: Video Game Console Chronology - Magnavox Odyssey to DSi XL

by Czernobog Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:36 pm

dsheinem wrote:
1978 - Atari Touch Me


also, is this the best name ever for a console?

EDIT: ok, so not really a console - but if you count this, do you have to count all the Tiger LCD handhelds, etc.?


I would say so, cause I have one and it's basically a pretty crappy handheld Simon game. Even though Touch Me is by Atari so it's got that going for it I actually would consider the Tiger LCD, etc. more worthy of being on the list. Best name ever for sure though.

As for the list you've got going, I like the idea but there's still a lot missing. Where's the Pioneer LaserActive?
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Re: Video Game Console Chronology - Magnavox Odyssey to DSi XL

by mjmjr25 Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:39 pm

As for the list you've got going, I like the idea but there's still a lot missing. Where's the Pioneer LaserActive?


Yep, that's the point though. I don't claim to have a ton, or even much knowledge at all. Personally i'd never heard of a Hu-card until 3 years ago.

So, with the knowledge in this community, the idea is to get a start, and have us all pick away at it and have a master-master list, not a top 25, not a best of Nintendo, but a master list of everything. Suggestions are extremely welcome and encouraged. Keep em' coming!
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