The History of Video Gaming Consoles 1972 – 2014 [ INFOGRAPHIC ]

1972 saw the birth of pong and gaming, the past 42 years has seen 8 generations of video game console with advancements and hurdles at every corner, but this info graphic leaves a burning question in my gut: Has hardware advancement‘s in the video gaming console industry Come to a Crawl?

I feel this is a very valid question. With each generation of console after the release of the Playstation 2 and Xbox improvements have been marginal at best with each generation.

Ok, don’t get me wrong, I really love to see awe-inspiring graphics (que, Bioshock Inifinite Opening) but it seems with each advancement in graphical capabilities, developers are more worried about flashy effects rather then providing us with some solid game play.

You may call me a retro gamer here, but if hardware advancements end up with games that are designed to either get money from us at every turn or provide very little quality game play then lets go back to the old days – when Sonic and Mario ruled. Lets face it when you think back to your child hood game that you played the most what was it? How long did you play it each day? How amazing was the gameplay compared to modern day video games?

The History of Gaming Consoles 1972 – 2014 [ INFOGRAPHIC ]

This infographic on the history of gaming consoles 1972 – 2014 goes over the popular arm chair consoles and its history to arise throughout the past 42 years from the birth of pong right through to current 8th generation consoles currently on the market now such as the Sony Playstation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and Nintendo Wii u.

The History of Gaming Consoles Infographic

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Andy has been building custom PCs since the young age of 10, Now 27, when he is not overclocking, gaming or travelling the world surfing, he persues a passionate career in web development.