Talk:Video game console
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Hello, I've written the majority of the content in this article, and sadly it's not quite what it could be. In the next few weeks I'll have the time to flesh it out more. If you want to help improve the article that's awesome! Go ahead. If you're not sure where to start I've decided to make a todo list of some important things the article needs.TheAltarbo (talk) 05:33, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
The article is lacking images in a few important places:
- no main image at the start
- no fourth gen console
- no image for hu cards or online
It's bards for me to see my own mistakes, so if you see them feel freed to fix them.
I've begun adding small recap tables at the end of each console generation. I think this is far more readable than having literally a hundred dates over he course of a few paragraphs. I you want to create some of these tables , use the bird generation as a template. Each console should link to its main article and they should be listed bro illogically in order of release.
ImmediAtely before or after the media section, there should be an input section done in the same format. There's no need to list all video game controllers ever, but it needs sections for:
- game pads
- light guns
- motion control
Some kind of merge needed?
I came across https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_games. It seems, at least from the 3rd Generation, it is just another iteration of what is posted here. Always rough to edit one for a while, then find out there's another place with similar info... and both seem to be linked in quite a few places. Seems that page is rather excessively long, and this one need a little more filling out. I have no history with merging and such, but it would seem everyone would be benefited with some kind of merging\upgrading organization between these two articles? JeopardyTempest (talk) 09:02, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
- Are you suggesting merge Video game console with History of video games? If so, I'm not sure that's going to fly. That's a pretty big action you'll need to have some group input over (more than just a couple of other editors). Maybe take the question over to the Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject Video games if you don't get any discussion here. BcRIPster (talk) 16:32, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Orphaned references in Video game console
I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Video game console's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.
Reference named "gamepro2":
- From History of video game consoles (fifth generation): Blake Snow (2007-05-04). "The 10 Worst-Selling Consoles of All Time". GamePro.com. p. 2. Archived from the original on 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
- From History of video game consoles (fourth generation): Blake Snow (2007-07-30). "The 10 Worst-Selling Consoles of All Time". GamePro. p. 2. Archived from the original on 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT⚡ 21:20, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Why are home consoles and handheld consoles synced by generation?
If handheld consoles are going to be integrated into the article why not organize the entry: 1. Home Consoles
2. Handheld Consoles
3. Media 4. Etc.
In reality generations are determined by market forces. The Intellivision was produced during the entire run of the NES in North America, but no one recognizes the INTV as being the NES's competition. Likewise, Coleco attempted to start the generation that the NES did start, but because they continued to compete against the Atari 2600 and died when the 2600 brought the market down around it: Colecovision is also not considered to be in the same generation as NES.
On the handheld console front: Nintendo attempted to sync their Gamecube and Gameboy Advance systems, but before that handheld consoles did not sync up with home console generations. The Gameboy arrived during the NES heyday and continued to thrive along side the SNES. The Atari Lynx, the gameboy's initial competitor, also straddled generations. The Gameboy Color and NGPC had a brief window of life before the Gameboy Advance started the next generation. Attempting to fit this story into generational slots makes it impossible to understand by reading the article.
I don't want to discourage anyone. All the stuff on handheld consoles is valuable information. As it is now though: this is a lot valuable info sliced up and left in a heap. Or maybe eight separate heaps. All of the language in the article still tells the story of home consoles. By weaving the handheld consoles into it, a very haphazard quilt is formed.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) 06:02, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Game console bundles shipped worldwide in 2012 was about 33 million - does that mean that there were about 33 million game consoles sold in the world in 2012? Or "Game console bundles" may include packages of games, without consoles included? By game bundle, many people mean game plus console, and there can be a number of these available too. -  — Ark25 (talk) 14:16, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
no mention about the PSX sony console, DVR released in 2003?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSX_(video_game_console) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:10, 12 December 2014 (UTC)