Evolution of Video Game Consoles

Evolution of Video Game Consoles

Evolution of Video Game Consoles

by Steve Napierski to Articles

It’s really interesting to see how many different video game consoles were actually released. Sure we all know the winners, but it’s the lesser knowns that surprise you. Like who ever heard of a Sega Saturn?

source: RIPT Apparel

Discussion (17)¬

  1. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    January 9, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    And now we have Piston and SHIELD too.

    … I want a Piston :(

    • yue
      yue says:
      January 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

      Take a HDMI cable, connect your PC to your TV, there, no need for Piston and you can enjoy the PC experience on a big screen TV. The “piston” is just a console to play PC games on a TV, for the people who don’t realize they can just move their PC in the living room, or use wireless HDMI. Not to mention, it’s running Linux, meaning you will be limited in the games you can even play on the Piston, compared to if you just plugged your PC on the TV. (Or, you know, build a small ITX/m-ATX form factor powerhouse computer for the living room.)

      • thewood
        thewood says:
        January 9, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

        Especially now with wireless keyboards, mice, and really good controllers for PC, living room PCs are the true future. Hell, even my laptop beats a PS3 on graphics, and it’s 2 years old. Current top level desktop PCs can run the equivalent of 4 PS3s simultaneously.

  2. Kyle
    Kyle says:
    January 9, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Weird, it’s not showing anything for me… :(

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      January 9, 2013 at 10:28 am #

      That is weird. I’ve checked the post in multiple browsers and it seems to be loading correctly.

      • Kyle
        Kyle says:
        January 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

        Thanks for checking on it. Multiple browsers failed for me, but then a few hours later, I was able to see it.

        I felt like it should have included the Japanese pictures of the consoles, and the different versions (PS3 slim and ultra-slim, for example).

  3. Nobody
    Nobody says:
    January 9, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    I was surprised to find the Atari 2600 came out before the Odyssey 2. I have played on both systems and the Atari had much better graphics.

  4. No idea. Whats my name again?
    No idea. Whats my name again? says:
    January 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    what no super famicon or wonderswan? eh

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      January 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

      Super Famicom is the Super NES on the infographic and the Wonderswan is a handheld.

  5. RetroMartin
    RetroMartin says:
    January 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Should’ve had the better names *cough*megadrive*cough*

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      January 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

      In their defense, RIPT Apparel (who created the infographic) is Chicago based t-shirt company in the United States.

      • Dash12345678
        Dash12345678 says:
        January 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

        Steve, why is a t-shirt company in Chicago creating infographics about video-game consoles?

        • Phaelin
          Phaelin says:
          January 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

          Because RIPT makes awesome nerdy t-shirts!

        • Steve Napierski
          Steve Napierski says:
          January 10, 2013 at 9:32 am #

          Infographics come from a lot of unexpected sources. The How to Choose the Perfect Board Game infographic came from an online casino site, but that didn’t change the fact that it was a fun, informative and well received. Just look at the Facebook likes for it on the left side column.

      • TP
        TP says:
        January 10, 2013 at 9:17 am #

        RiPT should hire somebody to proofread before they send out infographics.

  6. Cody Shiranai
    Cody Shiranai says:
    January 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    Since you brought up wanting to know every console, I’m surprised you haven’t seen this (or forgot it existed).

    Every Console Ever (up until the release of the Wii)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVunicESdSc

    Obviously this lacks the 3DS and the Vita because they hadn’t existed yet.

  7. Esteban
    Esteban says:
    January 13, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    where is the gameboy? and psp? and another portable system