According to one survey of a major console manufacturer, 1 of every 4 households owns a product made by the former. That number does not include the households that own other makes video gaming systems.
Video game systems are also called as consoles. These gadgets are hardware where the video games are read and actually played. Consoles can be best described as the terminal where video games are converted into software and are actually transmitted to a monitor. Consoles are extraordinary boxes powered by alternating or direct current. These consoles come out in different sizes, forms and color depending on the manufacturer. There are consoles that are exclusively made for a certain game or game make. The controls, maybe a joystick or a gun, of a console is different from the other. This is why not all games can be played on a certain console.
Every console makes and the manufacturer can easily become famous especially if the said console make can read many games. Gamers would actually look for the gadget that can cater not just to one or three games but as many as possible. For a manufacturer, to be famous means to be innovative. People would normally grab things which are new to them. So to make the product sell, makers must put new features and other innovations in the product.
There are so many consoles available nowadays. And its manufacturers keep on developing new consoles every now and then to stay ahead in the market. The US is one of the world’s largest video game enthusiast countries and they are the fastest innovators. Here are three most famous video game systems in the US:
• MICROSOFT XBOX – this console is made by Microsoft Company. The first console Microsoft released is the Xbox. The Xbox is a desktop style console that has lower memory and specs as compared to its successor. Four years after, Microsoft then introduced Xbox 360 in the market. This is a tower console that can read even PC games. This contains a 3.2 GHz processor with a memory of 512MB. It has the highest hard drive memory for a video game console which is 20 GB. XBOX 360 can be used for online gaming. With the high technology and specifications Microsoft infused with their console, better graphics can be used by game developers to make the game more realistic.
• SONY PLAYSTATION – this console or video game system was made by Sony Company. There are already many versions of consoles that Sony has made. It all Started with the PS 1. Originally, PS 1 is a console that reads computer games stored in a disc. PS also uses a memory card which stores level, scores etc. The most anticipated version of Play Station is the PS 2 in 2001. It is basically a remake of the PS 1 but with several improvements. The latest released console by Sony is the PSP or the Play Station Portable. It is a handheld DC powered console. Sony has this new console ready to be released this year. This console is considered to be the seventh generation video game system that Sony has made. This will be released on November 11 in Japan and on 17 in North America. Basically, PS3 is the successor of PS2 that was hugely successful.
• NINTENDO GAMECUBE and WII– this is the latest release of Nintendo. Like its first video game systems, GameCube also uses its original gamepad. After Family Computer, Nintendo never stopped improving their home consoles even when they arrived at an amazing console tagged as GameCube. Nintendo, like any other console maker, never stops discovering new things and making new consoles. This November, Nintendo is going to release their newest console; Nintendo Wii. It can comparably be leveled to Microsoft’s Xbox360 and Sony’s PS3. Nintendo Wii is only 8.5 inches long and 6 inches wide and the thickness of this console is only about 2 inches. One of its newest innovations is a Nunchuk looking wireless gamepads.
There are still so many video game systems that are sprouting out and making their own name in the industry. As the demands of the gamers keep on leveling up, makers also strive hard to produce video game systems that do not just sell well but become famous with most gamers.