We love video games around here. Whether we’re playing the Xbox 360, the PS3 or even an old Atari 2600. We thought we would take a look at the history of gaming consoles from 1972 to the present. You grew up with the vintage consoles, you play the new ones, so take a walk down memory lane and revisit all your favorites from the massive list below.
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Everyone’s favorite Princess rescuing plumber is 25 years old today. That’s right, Super Mario has been around since 1985 and is probably one of the most recognized game characters in the world. This news makes me feel old.
Nintendo is celebrating Mario’s birthday with a contest where you can win a bunch of Mario themed prizes. They are giving away a range of Nintendo DSI XL consoles as well as a copy of the new Super Mario Bros. You can also check out a cool video which shows Super Mario Bros history over the last 25 years here.
Nintendo must be pretty happy with the news that the Wii video game console has now sold 30 million units in the US alone. That figure was achieved in just 45 months, making it the fastest-selling console in the history of the industry. Wow.
It also hit the milestone 15 months faster than the next best-selling console. Obviously this is due to the Wii’s innovative gaming experience, even if some consoles do end up collecting dust after a few months when the novelty wears off.
Microsoft has a history of making special edition Xbox 360 consoles to celebrate games like Halo. With the new Halo: Reach game coming soon a new branded and limited edition Xbox 360 has been unveiled.
The new bundle is called the Halo: Reach bundle and it features a customized version of the new slim Xbox 360. The console is silver in color and has Halo-reach graphics and sound effects from the Halo universe.
Microsoft is touting some new statistics trying to gain some additional momentum for the Xbox 360 game console, stating that in the U.S. they have sold 10 million units. There is no refuting that this is quite an accomplishment, but Microsoft is trying to add some more significance to the 10 million unit mark.
“History has shown us that the first company to reach 10 million in console sales wins the generation battle. We are uniquely positioned to set a new benchmark for the industry, ” said Don Mattrick, senior vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft.
The Nintendo Wii has emerged as the most revolutionary game console since the Atari 2600 because it’s doing what no other console in history has done: made it cool for the entire family to play a video game together. If you have any doubt of this claim I present to you Nyko’s Wii Party Station.
This battery powered hub of fun has four slots for a quartet of Wii-motes, a storage drawer for your nunchuks, four numeric LED displays so you can keep track of each player’s points and four cups that can be …
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