Why is it that at school, we are never taught about history video games? Even though in this day and age, the thing that always accompanies us is video games. The proof wherever you go with a smartphonethere must be in it games that you enjoy.
If you trace it to the very beginning, the history of video games it wasn’t too long. At least now the world games still entering its 5th decade and there are still many sides of the world games untouched, like virtual reality. Come on, let’s see how the video games started in this world!
In 1972, arcade games the world’s first released first, namely Pong. Games It became a legend, making children at that time go to restaurants and shops just to play.
In that same year, one month earlier, console games the first has also been created. Named the Magnavox Odyssey, this console is said to be the first console to work with Nintendo to develop technology games other.
The Atari 2600 came out into society and made a significant impact on the world games at that time. Until in non-production again the console has sold up to 27,640,000 thanks to its presence games named Asteroids in 1979. One year earlier Space Invaders also surprised by chasing the market arcade games.
Lots games legend was introduced in this decade. From Pac-man to Mario. For Mario himself, he came to the fore not through the title of the game itself, but through the Donkey Kong game in 1981. In 1985, Nintendo also made history with the release of the console. games his first, the Nintendo Entertainment System, which was able to sell in the market up to 60 million units.
World competition games getting tighter. Many new companies are very promising in working on consoles games, such as SEGA which released the SEGA Genesis accompanied by its iconic character, Sonic the hedgehog. In the same era, games PCs also began to develop.
Many of its very modern games come with new concepts. John Madden’s Football is one of the games the legend that came from the PC. In this era, handheld games The first was also present named Gameboy in 1989 which sold up to 118 million units.
Nintendo retry its luck by presenting the Super Nintendo (SNES). Although not as successful as Gameboy, Nintendo is quite profitable. In this era, one of the games controversial appears on the machine arcade called Mortal Kombat.
Games This is trying to compete with the fame of Street Fighter II which came from Japan. In 1995, looking at the market games which continues to grow, Sony also released its PlayStation game console, which at that time became people’s favorite console.
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It didn’t take long for Nintendo to release its newest console. With the name Nintendo 64, this machine became a rival to the PlayStation at that time, followed by the presence of the SEGA Saturn.
This era also started games interactive activities such as Dance Dance Revolution that makes players not only stare at the screen, but also sway. Online game also introduced in the same era.
With the entry of the PlayStation 2 into the market, Sony reached its heyday. The console sold up to 150 million copies and so far no one has been able to break it. However, Nintendo continues to innovate.
By introducing the GameCube, Nintendo DS and Gameboy Advance, Nintendo has established itself as the most active company in developing games. This era also introduced two new things. The first is the presence of Steam and the second is the Xbox, a console produced by Microsoft.
Sony introduces console games the newest is the PlayStation 3. The console started the console games 7th generation with its advantages which holds the exclusive rights to the technology blu-ray.
However, in this era people are more fond of games interactive. The arrival of the Wii and games called Rock Band makes people want more active activities. Minecraft came into existence in 2010 and made the internet world viral.
To-hype-an world games seems to be decreasing. Consoles games did not find anything innovative. Only the graphic development looks different.
Proven by sales games which is not too fantastic when compared to the previous consoles. Nintendo 3DS reached 50 million units, Wii U did not even reach 15 million units, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 which if the combined sales figures did not reach 100 million units.
Nintendo is bringing it back to its former glory. By introducing the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo is still proving itself as a company games the most innovative by presenting a home console that is not home because it can be carried and played everywhere. Estimated games that will thrive in this era is mobile games.
There are still five decades of history video games this. What do you think it will be like for the next 20 years? Share your opinion in the comments column yes!
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