The Consoles

From 8-bit to the current gen. Here are the consoles included.

Games
Nintendo (NES)

Nintendo (NES)

Release Date: July 15, 1983
Developer: Nintendo

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.

Master System

Master System

Release Date: October 20, 1985
Developer: Sega

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.

Super NES

Super NES

Release Date: November 21, 1990
Developer: Nintendo

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.

Mega Drive

Mega Drive

Release Date: October 29, 1988
Developer: Sega

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.

Playstation 1

Playstation 1

Release Date: December 3, 1994
Developer: Sony

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

Sega Saturn

Sega Saturn

Release Date: November 22, 1994
Developer: Sega

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.

Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64

Release Date: June 23, 1996
Developer: Nintendo

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.

Sega Dreamcast

Sega Dreamcast

Release Date: November 27, 1998
Developer: Sega

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.

Playstation 2

Playstation 2

Release Date: March 4, 2000
Developer: Sony

One of the greatest.

Xbox

Xbox

Release Date: November 15, 2001
Developer: Microsoft

Microsoft throws it's cards on the table.

Gamecube

Gamecube

Release Date: September 14, 2001
Developer: Nintendo

A little bit different.

Xbox 360

Xbox 360

Release Date: November 22, 2005
Developer: Microsoft

Microsoft proves that they're here to stay

Wii

Wii

Release Date: November 19, 2006
Developer: Nintendo

Nintendo goes in a totally different direction.

Playstation 3

Playstation 3

Release Date: November 11, 2006
Developer: Sony

Sony continues it's dominance.

Wii U

Wii U

Release Date: November 18, 2012
Developer: Nintendo

The new Wii, some cool games, but ultimately a failure.

Xbox One

Xbox One

Release Date: November 22, 2013
Developer: Microsoft

Another great console.

Playstation 4

Playstation 4

Release Date: November 15, 2013
Developer: Sony

The latest and greatest, with VR.