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Computer Games Consoles History

These are some of the games consoles produced over the last 40 years with some rough dates they became available . We have also listed some of the most popular hand held games machines together with dates many of the early Home Computers and today's PC's and Apples all run games and the owners use them as often as other applications.
Early Home Computers often used mainly for games including Commodore 64 Sinclair Spectrum and TRS 80
Early Home Computers
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Currently we are seeing the next generation of games consoles with built in wireless connectivity allowing for multi user game playing as never seen before

List of Games Consoles and year Introduced

The Fairchild Video Entertainment System (VES) 1976
Atari 2600 1977
Intellivision 1980
Atari 5200 1982
Nintendo or NES 1983
Atari 7800 1986
Sega Master System 1986
Nintendo Game Boy Handheld 1988
Atari Lynx Handheld 1989
NEC TurboExpress Handheld 1990
Sega Game Gear Handheld 1991
Super Nes 1991
PlayStation 1995
Nintendo 64 the N64 1996
Nintendo Game Boy Color Handheld 1998
Neo-Geo Pocket Color Handheld 1999 Sega Dreamcast 1999
PlayStation 2 (PS2) 2000
Nintendo Game Boy Advance Handheld 2001
Nintendo GameCube 2001
Microsoft Xbox 2002
Nokia N-Gage Handheld 2003
Nintendo DS Handheld 2004
Sony PSP Handheld 2004
Microsoft Xbox 360 2005
PlayStation 3 late 2006
Nintendo's Wii late 2006