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Video Game Console

Video game console (Tag name: ゲーム機) is a home console that can play video games.

Nintendo

Console

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
Nintendo Entertainment SystemNES, Family Computer, FamiconJuly 15, 1983October 18, 1985
Famicon Disk SystemFCDFebruary 21, 1986Never release
Super Nintendo Entertainment SystemSuper Famicon, SNESNovember 21, 1990August 23, 1991
Satellaview November 1, 1995Never release
Virtual BoyVBJuly 21, 1995August 14, 1995
Nintendo 6464, N64Jun 23, 1996September 29, 1996
Nintendo GameCubeGCSeptember 14, 2001November 18, 2001
Wii December 2, 2006November 19, 2006
Wii U December 8, 2012November 18, 2012


Handheld

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
Game & WatchGWApril 28, 1980Never release
Game BoyGBApril 21, 1989July 31, 1989
Game Boy ColorGBCOctober 21, 1998November 18, 1998
Game Boy AdvanceGBAMarch 21, 2001June 11, 2001
Nintendo DSDS, NDSDecember 2, 2004November 21, 2004
Nintendo 3DS3DSFebruary 26, 2011March 27, 2011


Sega

Console

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
SG-1000 July 15, 1983Never release
SG-1000 II July, 1984Never release
Sega Mark III October 20, 1985Never release
Sega Master System October 18, 19871986
Sega GenesisSega Megadrive, MDOctober 29, 1988August 14, 1989
Sega CDMega CD, MCDDecember 12, 1991October 15, 1992
Sega 32XSuper 32X, 32XDecember 3, 1994November 21, 1994
Sega SaturnSSNovember 22, 1994May 11, 1995
DreamcastDCNovember 27, 1998September 9, 1999


Handheld

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
Game GearGGOctober 6, 1990April 26, 1991
Nomad Never releaseOctober, 1995


NEC

Console

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
TurboGrafx-16PC Engine, PCEOctober 30, 1987August 19, 1989
SuperGrafx December 8, 1989Never released
TurboDuoPC Engine DuoSeptember 21, 1991October 10, 1992


Handheld

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
TurboExpressPC EngineGTDecember 1, 19901990


Sony (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Console

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
PlayStationPSDecember 3, 1994September 9, 1995
PlayStation 2PS2March 4, 2000October 26, 2000
PSX December 13, 2003Never release
PlayStation 3PS3November 11, 2006November 17, 2006
PlayStation 4PS4February 22, 2014November 15, 2013


Handheld

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
PocketStation January 23, 1999Never release
PlayStation PortablePSPDecember 12, 2004March 24, 2005
PlayStation VitaPSVita, PSVDecember 17, 2011February 22, 2012


Microconsole

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
PlayStation TVPlayStation Vita TVNovember 14, 20132014


Microsoft

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
Xbox February 22, 2002November 15, 2001
Xbox 360360December 10, 2005November 22, 2005
Xbox One September 4, 2014 (eta)November 22, 2013


Atari

Console

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
Atari 2600VCS, Atari 2800October, 1983September 11, 1977
Atari 5200 Never releaseNovember, 1982
Atari 7800 Never releaseJune, 1984
Atari Jaguar November 21, 1994November 15, 1993


Handheld

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
Lynx 1989October, 1989


Panasonic/Sanyo

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
3DO March 20, 1994October 4, 1993


SNK

Console

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
Neo Geo AES January 31, 19901991
Neo Geo MVS January 31, 1990
Neo Geo CD September 9, 19941994
Hyper Neo Geo 64 September, 1997Unknown


Handheld

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
Neo Geo PocketネオポケOctober 28, 1998Never release


Bandai Namco Games (Formerly Bandai and Namco)

Console

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
Bandai Arcadia March, 19831982 (as Emerson Arcadia)
Bandai Playdia September 23, 1994Never release
Apple Bandai Pippin March 28, 1996September 1, 1996


Handheld

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
WonderSwanWSMarch 4, 1999Never release
WonderSwan Color December 9, 2000Never release
SwanCrystal July 12, 2002Never release


Nvidia

NameAlso calledRelease date (Japan)Release date (North America)
Nvidia Shield Portable UnknownJuly 31, 2013


Others

PC Hardware

MSX
PC-88
PC-98
X68000
FM Towns

Operation Systems

MS-DOS
Windows
Mac OS X
Linux
Android
SteamOS

API

OpenGL
DirectX
Mantle

Mobile devices

Smartphone
iPhone
iPad

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