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Video Game History Timeline

1972 Magnavox
releases the Odyssey.
1975 Magnavox
releases the Odyssey 100
1975 Magnavox
releases the Odyssey 200, an improved version of the Odyssey 100 and the first home video game console to allow for four or less players at a time.
1975 Executive Games
releases Electronic Television Tennis
1975 Sears Sells the first Atari Pong systems under the label Tele-Games.
1975 Atari
releases the Atari Pong
1976 Coleco
releases the Telstar
1976
August
Fairchild Semiconductor
releases the Channel F
1976 Magnavox
releases the Odyssey 300
1976 Atari
releases Atari Pong Doubles and Atari Super Pong
1976 Universal Research Labs releases the Video Action III [note: this followed the Video Action. Universal Research Labs never made a Video Action II].
1976 Entex
releases the Gameroom Tele-Pong
1976 General Home Products
releases the Wonder Wizard, an Odyssey 300 clone
1976 Atari
releases the Super Pong Ten
1977
January
RCA
releases the Studio II
1977 Coleco
releases the Telstar Arcade
1977
July
Atari
releases the VCS later called the 2600
1977 Nintendo
releases the Color TV Game series
1977 Coleco
releases Telstar Combat! a tank-themed console
1977 Atari
releases the Super Pong Pro-Am, Super Pong Pro-Am Ten, Ultra Pong, Ultra Pong Doubles, and Stunt Cycle
1977
September
Bally
releases the Bally Professional Arcade, later renamed the Astrocade
1977 Coleco
releases the Telstar Alpha, Telstar Colormatic and Telstar Ranger
1978 Coleco
releases the Telstar Gemini, the Telstar Colortron, and the Telstar Marksman
1978 Magnavox
releases the Odyssey²
1978 APF
releases the APF-M1000
1979 Mattel
releases the Intellivision
1979 Milton Bradley
releases the Microvision
1980 Nintendo
releases the Game & Watch
1982
March
Emerson
releases the Arcadia 2001
1982
June
Coleco
releases the ColecoVision
1982
June
Milton Bradley
releases the Vectrex
1982
Summer
Atari
releases the 5200 SuperSystem
1982 Coleco
releases the Gemini (a different console from the Telstar Gemini)
1983 Bentley
releases the Compu-vision
1983 DMS
releases the Telesports Mini
1985
Oct. – 18
Nintendo
releases the Nintendo Entertainment System
1986
June
Sega
releases the Master System
1986 Atari
releases the Atari 7800, after a limited release in Southern California from June to July, 1984
1987 Worlds of Wonder
releases the Action Max
1989
June
Nintendo
releases the Game Boy
1989
August
Sega
releases the Sega Genesis
1989 NEC
releases the TurboGrafx-16
1989
September
Atari
releases the hand-held Lynx
1990 SNK
releases the Neo Geo
1991
Apr. – 26
Sega
releases the hand-held Sega Game Gear
1991
Aug. – 13
Nintendo
releases the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 Philips
releases the CD-i
1991 Sega
releases the Sega CD add-on for the Sega Genesis
1992
Oct. – 10
NEC
releases the TurboDuo
1993 Pioneer
releases the LaserActive
1993
Sep. – 17
Commodore
releases the first 32bit console Amiga CD32
1993
November
Atari
releases their last console the Atari Jaguar
1993
November
Goldstar
releases the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
1994
March
Sega
releases the Genesis CDX
1994 SNK
releases the Neo-Geo CD
1995 Sega
releases the 32X add-on for the Sega Genesis
1995
May 11
Sega
releases the Saturn
1995 Atari
releases the Jaguar CD add-on
1995
Aug. – 14
Nintendo
releases the Virtual Boy
1995
Sep. – 9
Sony
releases the PlayStation
1995
October
Sega
releases the Nomad
1995
December
Bandai
releases the Apple Pippin
1996
Sep. – 29
Nintendo
releases the Nintendo 64
1998
Nov. 18
Nintendo
releases the Game Boy Color
1998 SNK
releases the Neo Geo Pocket
1999 SNK
releases the Neo Geo Pocket Color
1999
Sep. – 9
Sega
releases the Dreamcast
1999 Nintendo
releases the Nintendo 64DD add-on
2000
Oct. – 26
Sony
releases the PlayStation 2
2001
Jun. – 21
Nintendo
releases the Game Boy Advance
2001
Nov. – 15
Microsoft
releases the Xbox
2001
Nov. – 18
Nintendo
releases the Nintendo GameCube
2003
Mar. – 23
Nintendo
releases the Game Boy Advance SP
2004
Nov. – 21
Nintendo
releases the Nintendo DS
2005
Mar. – 24
Sony
releases the PlayStation Portable (PSP)
2005 Nintendo
releases the Game Boy Micro
2005
Nov. – 22
Microsoft
releases the Xbox 360
2006
Jun. – 11
Nintendo
releases the Nintendo DS Lite
2006
Nov. 17
Sony
releases the PlayStation 3
2006
Nov. – 19
Nintendo
releases the Wii
2009
Apr. – 5
Nintendo
releases the Nintendo DSi
2009
Nov. – 21
Nintendo
releases the Nintendo DSi XL ( A larger, more expensive, better version of the Nintendo DSi )
2009 Sony
releases the PSP Go
2011
Mar. – 27
Nintendo
releases the 3DS
2012
Feb. – 22
Sony
releases the PS Vita
2012
Nov. – 18
Nintendo
releases the Wii U
2012 Nintendo
releases the Wii Mini
2013 Nintendo
releases the Nintendo 2DS
2013
Nov. – 15
Sony
releases the PlayStation 4
2013
Nov. – 22
Microsoft
releases the Xbox One
2015
Feb. – 13
Nintendo
releases the New Nintendo 3DS XL
2015
Sep. – 25
Nintendo
releases the New Nintendo 3DS
2016
Aug. – 2
Microsoft
releases the Xbox One s
2016
Nov. – 10
Sony
releases the PlayStation 4 Pro

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