A video game console is an electronic gadget that yields a video signal or visual picture to show a computer game that at least one individuals can play through some sort of gaming remote. These might be home consoles which are commonly positioned in an area associated with a TV or they can have a hand held form that incorporate their own display unit and don’t rely on the TV.
Like many other technological innovations that we have witnessed, video game consoles can be the best and they can turn out to be the worst, we will talk about the top 5 best and the top 5 worst reviewed gaming consoles in history.
The top 3 best reviewed video game consoles
Sony Play Station 2, 2000
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The Sony Play Station 2 is considered to be the greatest console in the history of video gaming that reigned the video game market for 13 years and the humongous game library of 3800 games that sold over 1.5 billion copies in total made sony playstation the giant it is today. Play station brand truly flourished after the PS2 powered by a 294 MHz processor (which increased to 299 MHz on later models), 32 MB RAM, a GPU clocked at 147 MHz, 4MB video RAM, and a DVD-ROM drive made 3d graphics a norm, it had its limitations like no smooth multiplayer for many years but it is still the most selling console of all time. It launched with a price tag of $299.
Xbox 360, 2005
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The microsoft xbox first console was failure, this console with an unusual name powered by 3.2GHz PowerPC Tri-Core processor and a 512MB GDDR3 RAM graphics card came as a real competition for the PS3, it served the gaming community for 11 years, it had its short comings like the lack of a blue-ray player but it sold well, only in the dying stages of the seventh generation of video game consoles, it was taken over by the Sony Playstation 3. It was the pioneer of modern motion gaming, it launched with a price of $399.
Playstation 5, 2020
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The latest offering from Sony, it has launched two variants this November, a digital version costing $399 and a disc version costing $499, PS5 games run on true 4K and in addition is backward compatible with PS4 and can play the best PS4 game in 60FPS smooth setting. It is powered by the fastest SSD in console gaming with a bandwith of 448GB/s which makes load times almost vanish but there are cons to the PS5, unlike its competition the Xbox Series X it is not backward compatible with PS1 game of your liking, PS2 games and PS3 games. The technology has seen a massive shift and PS5 is thus fortified with great speed in the times of 5g, with good encryption of its online services, in the times when the internet safety is of paramount importance. 3D scans look more realistic than ever, in the times when the 5g phones, the boom of tablet computers and gaming PC is a great threat for console gaming, the arrival of PlayStation 5 and the technological innovations it has brought will keep console gaming afloat.
The Top 3 worst reviewed consoles
Virtual Boy, 1995
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The Virtual Boy console was planned by incredible Gunpei Yokoi, father of for all hand held gaming devices; the one who built up the first Game and Watch, Gameboy, Metroid, the Gameboy Pocket – presumably the single, most noteworthy individual in Nintendo’s history. The virtual boy was first designed to be a portable device capable of 3d gaming, 3d gaming back in 1995, can you imagine his vision? But Nintendo didn’t give him the creative freedom and made him rush the console which resulted in a terrible console that gave more headaches than a fine gaming experience. Virtual boy was powered by a NEC V810 32-Bit RISC Processor at 20 MHz clock speed 1MB of DRAM and was retailed at $179.99 at launch, even though it was a major failure but Gunpei Yokoi is the last we should blame for it, it laid the foundations for the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR.
2. Nokia N-Gage, 2003
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Nokia had the ground breaking thought of joining gaming and cell phones. Tragically, they executed it very badly. Attempting to be both a gaming gadget and a telephone brought about an abnormal amount of issues. Launched in 2003, the N-Gage was intended to contend with the Game Boy Advance. It didn’t exactly do this, selling just 5,000 in the initial two months and being surpassed by the Game Boy Advance 100 to 1. It didn’t fill in as a phone since you needed to hold it sideways to dial it and afterward hold it the different sideways to talk. It didn’t function as a gaming handheld in light of the fact that you needed to dismantle it just to change games. Shockingly, the N-Gage produced a replacement in the N-Gage QD and wasn’t totally ceased until 2010. It had a launch price of $299.
3. Philips CD-i, 1991
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In 1991, Philips attempted to make a gadget based around the CD. In any case, at $700 the CD-I neglected to get on. It failed to pull in game developers, and in an arrangement with Nintendo, four of the most exceedingly terrible computer games actually were acquainted with the CD-I, which were The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, Zelda’s Adventure, also Hotel Mario. Moreover, it included one of the most noticeably terrible controller design in history. It was powered by a Philips SCC68070 @ 15.5 MHz processor and had a 1mb memory, a great amount for that time. The biggest success of this console might be that they gave Sony the idea of making the PlayStation. Philips had hurt the ego of Sony by pulling out of a collaboration with them and going for Nintendo instead, so not every bad console has a bad impact.
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