Timeline of video game console releases in North America

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A timeline of video game console releases in North America. See also History of video games.

Date Console Date Production was Discontinued
1972
Autumn
Magnavox releases the Odyssey. Autumn of 1975
1975 Magnavox releases the Odyssey 100.
1975 Magnavox releases the Odyssey 200, an improved version of the Odyssey 100 and the first home video game console to allow for up to four players at a time.
1975 Universal Research Labs releases the Video Action.
1975
Autumn
Executive Games releases Electronic Television Tennis.
1975 Sears Sells the first Atari Pong systems under the label Tele-Games. This marks the beginning of a partnership lasting several years between Sears and Atari, during which Sears sold games under various labels which were designed by Atari.
1976 Atari releases the Atari Pong.
1976
Summer
Coleco releases the Telstar.
1976
August
Fairchild Semiconductor releases the Channel F 1978
1976 Magnavox releases the Odyssey 300. 1977
1976 Atari releases Atari Pong Doubles and Atari Super Pong
1976 Universal Research Labs releases the Video Action III [note: this followed the Video Action. Universal Research Labs never made a Video Action II]
1976 Entex releases the Gameroom Tele-Pong.
1976 GHP releases the Wonder Wizard, an Odyssey 300 clone.
1976 Atari releases the Super Pong Ten.
1977
January
RCA releases the Studio II.
1977 Coleco releases the Telstar Arcade.
1977
July
Atari releases the VCS later called the VCS 2600 1991
1977 Nintendo releases the Color TV Game series
1977 Coleco releases Combat! a tank-themed console.
1977 Atari releases the Super Pong Pro-Am, Super Pong Pro-Am Ten, Ultra Pong, Ultra Pong Doubles, and Stunt Cycle.
1977
September
Bally releases the Bally Professional Arcade, later renamed the Astrocade. 1985
1977 Coleco releases the Telstar Alpha, Telstar Colormatic and Telstar Ranger.
1978 Coleco releases the Telstar Gemeni, the Telstar Colortron, and the Telstar Marksman.
1978 Magnavox releases the Odyssey².
1978 APF releases the APF-M1000
1979 Mattel releases the Intellivision. January 20, 1984 – Resumed in October 1985 under the name System III, and finally discontinued in 1991
1979 Milton Bradley releases the Microvision. 1981
1982
March
Emerson releases the Arcadia 2001.
1982
June
Coleco releases the ColecoVision. 1984
1982
June
Milton Bradley releases the Vectrex. December 1984
1982
Summer
Atari releases the 5200 SuperSystem. Spring, 1984
1982 Coleco releases the Gemini (a different console from the Telstar Gemini).
1983 Bentley releases the Compu-vision.
1983 DMS releases the Telesports Mini.
1985
October 18
Nintendo releases the Nintendo Entertainment System. 1995
1986
June
Sega releases the Master System. 1992
1986 Atari releases the Atari 7800, after a limited release in Southern California from June to July, 1984. January 1, 1992
1987 Worlds of Wonder releases the Action Max.
1989
June
Nintendo releases the Game Boy.
1989
August
Sega releases the Sega Genesis. 1998
1989 NEC releases the TurboGrafx-16.
1989
September
Atari releases the hand-held Lynx.
1990 SNK releases the Neo Geo. August, 2004
1991
April 26
Sega releases the hand-held Sega Game Gear 1997
April 30
1991
August 13
Nintendo releases the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. 1999
1991 Philips releases the CD-i. 1998
1992
October 10
NEC releases the TurboDuo. 1995
1993
November
Atari releases their last console the Atari Jaguar. 1996
1993
November
Goldstar releases the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer. 1996
1995 May 11 Sega releases the Saturn. 1999
1995
August 14
Nintendo releases the Virtual Boy. 1996
1995
September 9
Sony releases the PlayStation. 2006
1995
October
Sega releases the Nomad.
1995
December
Bandai releases the Pippin @World. 1996
1996
September 29
Nintendo releases the Nintendo 64. 2002
August 20
1999
September 9
Sega releases the Dreamcast. 2001
March 30
2000
October 26
Sony releases the PlayStation 2. 2013
January 4
2001
June 21
Nintendo releases the Game Boy Advance.
2001
November 15
Microsoft releases the Xbox. 2008
August 12
2001
November 18
Nintendo releases the Nintendo GameCube. 2007
August 14
2003
March 23
Nintendo releases the Game Boy Advance SP. Approx. 2007
2004
November 21
Nintendo releases the Nintendo DS.
2005
March 24
Sony releases the Playstation Portable (PSP). 2014
2005
November 22
Microsoft releases the Xbox 360.
2006
June 11
Nintendo releases the Nintendo DS Lite.
2006
November 17
Sony releases the PlayStation 3.
2006
November 19
Nintendo releases the Wii.
2009
April 5
Nintendo releases the Nintendo DSi.
2011
March 27
Nintendo releases the 3DS.
2012
February 22
Sony releases the PS Vita.
2012
November 18
Nintendo releases the Wii U.
2013
November 15
Sony releases the PlayStation 4
2013
November 22
Microsoft releases the Xbox One

Xbox One PlayStation 4 Wii U Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Nintendo GameCube Xbox (console) PlayStation 2 Dreamcast Nintendo 64 PlayStation (console) Virtual Boy Sega Saturn Atari Jaguar Super Nintendo Entertainment System Mega Drive Sega Master System Nintendo Entertainment System Atari 7800 Atari 5200 Intellivision Magnavox Odyssey² Atari 2600 Fairchild Channel F Magnavox Odyssey