Video Game Platforms

  • 1st Generation (1972-1978)
  • 2nd Generation (1976-1984)
  • 3rd Generation (1983-1991)
  • 4th Generation (1987-1996)
  • 5th Generation (1993-2001)
  • 6th Generation (1998-2006)
  • 7th Generation (2004-2014)
  • 8th Generation (2011-Present)
  • 9th Generation (2020-Present)

Magnavox Odyssey ConsoleMagnavox Odyssey

  • Released August 1972 in North America, 1973 in Europe and 1974 in Japan
  • Launch price $100
                        • Sold approximately 350,000 units

Magnavox Odyssey 2000Odyssey Series (11 variations)

  • Released between 1975 and 1978
  • Launch price between $100 and $230

TV Tennis ElectrotennisTV Tennis Electrotennis

  • Released on September 12, 1975 in Japan
  • Launch price JP¥19,500
  • Sold approximately 10,000 units

Atari Pong

 

Home Pong

  • Released in December 1975 by Atari
  • Launch price $98.95
  • Sold approximately 150,000 units

Binatone TV Master

Binatone TV Master Series (9 varitations)

  • Release in 1977 in both Europe and North America
  • Launch Price £39.95

Coleco Telstar Colortron

 

Coleco Telstar Series (14 variations)

  • Released between 1976 and 1978 in North America
  • Launch price $50
  • Sold Approximately 1 million units

Nintendo Color TVColor TV-Game Series (9 variations)

  • Released between 1977 and 1980 by Nintendo
  • Sold approximately 3 million units

Fairchild-Channel-F-System-II-Console Feature ImageFairchild Channel F

  • Released November 1976 in North America and October 1977 in Japan
  • Launch price - $169.95
  • Sold approximately 250,000 units

Atari 2600 Woodgain

Atari VCS (a.k.a - Atari 2600)

  • Released September 1977 in North America, 1978 in Europe and May 1983 in Japan
  • Launch price - $199
  • Sold approximately 30 million units worldwide

Bally Arcade ConsoleBally Astrocade

  • Released 1978
  • Launch price $299

Magnavox Odyssey 2 Console

 

Magnavox Odyssey²

  • Released December 1978 in Europe, February 1979 in North America and 1982 in Japan
  • Launch Price $199
  • Sold approximately 2 million units worldwide

Intellivision Console

Intellivision

  • Released in 1980 in North America and 1982 in both Europe and Japan
  • Launch price $299
  • Sold approximately 3 million units

Emerson Arcadia ConsoleEmerson Arcadia 2001

  • Released in May 1982 in North America and 1983 in Japan
  • Launch price $199

ColecoVision ConsoleColecoVision

  • Released August 1982 in both North America and Europe
  • Launch price $175
                        • Sold approximately 2 million units

Atari 5200 Console

Atari 5200

  • Released in November 1982 in  North America
  • Launch price $270
  • Sold approximately 1 million units worldwide

Vectrex ConsoleVectrex

  • Released in November 1982 in North America, May 1983 in Europe and June 1983 in Japan
  • Launch price $199

Sega SG 1000 ConsoleSG-1000

  • Released July 15, 1983 in Japan by Sega
  • Launch price JP¥15,000
  • Sold approximately 160,000 units

Nintendo Famicom ConsoleFamicom

  • Also known as "Family Computer"
  • Released on July 15, 1983 in Japan by Nintendo
  • Launch price JP¥14,800
  • Sold approximately 19.35 million units (totaling 61.91 million units with the NES)

Famicom Disk System ConsoleFamicom Disk System

  • Released on February 21, 1986 in Japan
  • Sold approximately 4.4 million units
  • Launch price JP¥ 15,000

Nintendo Entertainment System Console

 

 

Nintendo Entertainment System

  • Also known as the "NES"
  • Released October 18, 1985 to test markets within the United States
  • Released September 1986 in both North America and Europe
  • Launch price $180
  • Sold approximately 42.56 million units (totaling 61.91 million units with the famicom)

Sega Mark III

  • Released on October 20, 1985 in Japan
  • Launch price JP¥15,000
  • Sold approximately 1.28 million units (totaling 20.19 million with the Sega Master System)

Sega Master System Console

 

Sega Master System

  • Released in September 1986 in North America and August 1987 in Europe
  • Launch price $199.99
  • Sold approximately 18.91 million units (totaling 20.19 million units with the Mark III)

Atari 5200 ConsoleAtari 7800

  • Released in May 1986 in North America and July 1987 in Europe
  • Launch price $140
                      • Sold approximately 100,000 units

PC Engine ConsoleTurboGrafx 16 Console

PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16

  • Also known as "TurboGrafx-16" in North America
  • Released on October 30, 1987 in Japan and August 29, 1989 in North America
  • Launch price JP¥15,000, $199 USD
  • Sold approximately 10.5 million units

Sega Genesis Model 2 Console Sega Genesis Console

Sega Genesis

  • Also known as "Mega Drive" in Europe and Japan
  • Released on October 29, 1988 in Japan, August 14, 1989 in North America and September 1990 in Europe
  • Launch price $189.99
  • Sold approximately 40 million units

Super Famicom ConsoleSuper Nintendo Console

Super Nintendo

  • Also known as "Super Famicom" in Japan
  • Released on November 21, 1990 in Japan, August 23, 1991 in North America and April 11, 1992 in Europe
  • Launch price $199.99
  • Sold approximately 49.1 million units

NEO GEO ConsoleNeo Geo

  • Released on April 26, 1990 (rental only) & July 1, 1991 in Japan and July 1, 1991 in North America
  • Launch price $650
  • Sold approximately 1 million units

Philips CD-iPhilips CD-i

  • Released on December 3, 1991 in North America and in 1992 for both Europe and Japan
  • Launch price $699.99
                      • Sold approximately 570,000 units

Game BoyGame Boy

  • Released on April 21, 1989 in Japan, August 1989 in North American and 1990 in Europe
  • Launch price $89.95
  • Sold approximately 118.69 million units

Atari LynxAtari Lynx

  • Released in September 1989 in North America and in 1990 in Europe
  • Launch price $189.99
                      • Sold approximately 5 million units

Sega Game GearGame Gear

  • Released on October 6, 1990 in Japan and on April 26, 1991 in both North America and Europe
  • Launch price $149.99
  • Sold approximately 15 million units

Turbo ExpressTurbo Express

  • Released on November 16, 1990 in Japan and in 1991 in North America
  • Launch price $299.99
  • Sold approximately 1.5 million units

3DO ConsolePanasonic 3DO

  • Released on October 4, 1993 and in 1994 in both Europe and Japan
  • Launch price $699.99
                      • Sold approximately 2 million units

Atari Jaguar ConsoleAtari Jaguar

  • Released on November 15, 1993 and in 1994 for both Europe and Japan
  • Launch Price $249.99
  • Sold approximately 500,000 units

Sega Saturn ConsoleSega Saturn

  • Released on November 22, 1994 in Japan and in 1995 for both Europe and North America
  • Launch price $399.99
                      • Sold approximately 9.4 million units

Playstation ConsolePlayStation

  • Released on December 3, 1994 worldwide
  • Launch price $299.99
  • Sold approximately 102 million units

N64 ConsoleNintendo 64

  • Released on June 23, 1996 in Japan, September 29, 1996 in North America and on March 1, 1997 in Europe
  • Launch price $199.99
                      • Sold approximately 32.93 million units

Neo Geo CDNeo Geo CD

  • Released on September 9, 1994 in Japan, December 1994 in Europe and January 1996 in North America
  • Launch price $399.99
  • Sold approximately 570,000 units

Sega NomadSega Nomad

  • Released October 1995 in North America
  • Launch price $180
  • Sold approximately 1 million units

Virtual Boy

Virtual Boy

  • Released on July 21, 1995 in Japan and on August 14, 1995 in North America
  • Launch price $179.95
  • Sold approximately 770,000 units

Game Boy Color

Game Boy Color

  • Released in November 1998
  • Launch price $69.99
  • Sold approximately 118.69 million units

Neo Geo PocketNeo Geo Pocket

  • Released on October 28, 1998 in Japan
  • Launch price $69.95
  • Sold approximately 52,182 units

Neo Geo Pocket ColorNeo Geo Pocket Color

  • Released March 16, 1999 in Japan, August 6, 1999 in North America and October 1, 1999 in Europe
  • Launch price $69.95
                      • Sold approximately 259,133 units

Dreamcast ConsoleDreamcast

  • Released November 27, 1998 in Japan, September 9, 1999 in North America and September 23, 1999 in Europe
                      • Launch price $199.99
                      • Sold approximately 9.13 million units

PS2 ConsolePlayStation 2 

  • Released March 4, 2000 in Japan, October 26 in North America and November 24, 2000 in Europe
  • Launch price $299.99
  • Sold approximately 155 million units

GameCube ConsoleGameCube

  • Released September 14, 2001 in Japan, November 18, 2001 in North America and May 3, 2002 in Europe
  • Launch price $199.99
                      • Sold approximately 22 million units

Xbox ConsoleXbox

  • Released November 15, 2001 in North America, February 22, 2002 in Japan and March 14 in Europe
  • Launch price $299.99
  • Sold approximately 24 million units

Game Boy AdvanceGame Boy Advance

  • Released March 21, 2001 in Japan, June 11, 2001 in North American and June 22, 2001 in Europe
  • Launch price $99.99
  • Sold approximately 81.51 million units

Nokia NGageN-Gage

  • Released October 7, 2003
  • Launch price $299.99
  • Sold approximately 3 million units

Xbox 360 ConsoleXbox 360

  • Released November 22, 2005 in North America, December 2, 2005 in Europe and December 10, 2005 in Japan
  • Launch price $399.99
  • Sold approximately 84 million units

PlayStation 3 ConsolePlayStation 3

  • Released November 11, 2006 in Japan, November 17, 2006 in North America and March 23, 2007 in Europe
  • Launch price $599.99
  • Sold approximately 87.4 million units

Wii ConsoleWii

  • Released November 19, 2006 in North America, December 2, 2006 in Japan and December 8, 2006 in Europe
  • Launch price $249.99
  • Sold approximately 101.63 million units

Nintendo DS

 

 

Nintendo DS

  • Released November 21, 2004 in North America, December 2, 2004 in Japan and March 11, 2005 in Europe
  • Launch price $149.99
  • Sold approximately 154.02 million units

PSP ConsolePlayStation Portable

  • Released December 12, 2004 in Japan, March 24, 2005 in North America and September 1, 2005 in Europe
  • Launch price $249.99
                      • Sold approximately 81.09 million units

Wii U ConsoleWii U

  • Released November 18, 2012 in North America, November 30, 2012 in Europe and December 8, 2012 in Japan
                      • Launch price $299.99
                      • Sold approximately 13.97 million units

PS4 ConsolePlayStation 4

  • Released November 15, 2013 in North America, November 29 in Europe and February 22, 2014 in Japan
  • Launch price $399.99
  • Sold approximately 113.40 million units

Xbox One ConsoleXbox One

  • Released November 22, 2013 in both North American and Europe and September 4, 2014 in Japan
                      • Launch price $499.99
                      • Sold approximately 48.30 million units

Nintendo Switch ConsoleNintendo Switch

  • Released March 3, 2017 worldwide
  • Launch price $299.99
  • Sold approximately 64.80 million units

3DS ConsoleNintendo 3DS

  • Released February 26, 2011 in Japan, March 25, 2011 in Europe and March 27, 2011 in North America
  • Launch price $249.99
  • Sold approximately 75.80 million units

PS Vita

 

PlayStation Vita

  • Released December 17, 2011 in Japan and February 22, 2012 in both Europe and North America
  • Launch price $299.99
  • Sold approximately 16.21 million units

Xbox Series XXbox Series X

  • Released world wide on November 10, 2020
  • 4K Capable with Ultra Blu-ray Drive
  • Launch price $499.99

Xbox Series S

 

 

Xbox Series S

  • Released world wide on November 10, 2020
  • 1440p Capable, Digital Media
  • Launch price $299.99

PlayStation 5PlayStation 5

  • Released November 12, 2020 in both North American and Japan then on November 19, 2020 throughout Europe
  • 4K Capable with Ultra Blu-ray Drive
  • Launch price $499.99

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

 

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

  • Released November 12, 2020 in both North American and Japan then on November 19, 2020 throughout Europe
  • 4K Capable, Digital Media
  • Launch price $399.99