From 8-bit to the current gen. Here are the consoles included.
The 8-bit console helped reignite the video games industry in North America after the crash of 1983. In 2009 IGN named it the single greatest video games console in history. Oh and Super Mario Bros changed the game as we knew it.
Let the rivalry begin, this was Sega's direct competitor to the NES. Although it failed to compete with it in sales in the US and Japanese markets, it had a lot more success in PAL territories. Some stand out titles include Alex the Kidd and Wonder Boy.
The successor to the NES would face fierce competition from the Sega Mega Drive, but ultimately was the best selling console of the 16-bit generation. Super Mario World, Zelda: A Link to the Past - just a couple of games that made this an all time classic.
If you were a kid in the 16-bit era, it was a common narrative to hear that Sega's console was the cooler console. Shit, their Mortal Kombat had "real" red blood while the Super NES had that fake green stuff. And this is also the console that Sonic the Hedgehog was first introduced.
Welcome Sony, the industry will never be the same. A focus on 3D polygon graphics and Sony's approach to third party developers helped the Playstation become a market success. It introduced franchises including Gran Turismo, Crash Bandicoot, Metal Gear Solid and Tekken
Complex hardware design and lack of third party support lead to the Saturn's commercial failure. But it's remembered these days for several great games like Night's into Dreams, Panzer Dragoon and also a healthy library of shmups - including the classic Radiant Silvergun.
The N64 was the last to the party in this generation, but it boasted the most impressive specs. Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Goldenye - with some of the greatest and most influential games of all time the Nintendo 64 remains one of the most recoginised consoles in history.
The Dreamcast enjoyed a successful launch, but that soon slowed down and ended after a short lifespan. Lack of third party support was one of the main reasons for this. Nevertheless, it produced some great games including Shenmue, Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi. Along with a host of arcade classics.
One of the greatest.
Microsoft throws it's cards on the table.
A little bit different.
Microsoft proves that they're here to stay
Nintendo goes in a totally different direction.
Sony continues it's dominance.
The new Wii, some cool games, but ultimately a failure.
Another great console.
The latest and greatest, with VR.