Timeline of video game console releases

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

Date Console Date production
was discontinued
1972
Autumn
Magnavox released the Odyssey. Autumn of 1975
1975 Magnavox releases the Odyssey 200, an upgraded version of the Odyssey 100.
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.
1975 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 General Home Products releases the Wonder Wizard, an Odyssey 300 clone
1976 Atari releases the Super Pong Ten 1993
1977
January
RCA releases the Studio II
1977 Coleco releases the Telstar Arcade
1977
July
Atari releases the VCS, later called the 2600 1991
1977 Nintendo releases the Color TV Game series
1977 Coleco releases Telstar 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 Gemini, 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
1980
Nintendo releases the Game & Watch
1982
March
Emerson releases the Arcadia 2001
1982
June
Coleco releases the ColecoVision 1984
1982
June
General Consumer Electronics 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 March 23, 2003
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
1991
Sega releases the Sega CD add-on for the Sega Genesis
1992
October 10
NEC releases the TurboDuo 1995
1993
Pioneer releases the LaserActive
1993
September 17
Commodore releases the Amiga CD32 1994
1993
October
Panasonic releases the FZ-1, the first model of the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer 1996
1993
November
Atari releases the Atari Jaguar 1996
1994
March
Sega releases the Genesis CDX
1994
SNK releases the Neo-Geo CD
1995
Sega releases the 32X add-on for the Sega Genesis
1995 May 11 Sega releases the Saturn 1999
1995
Atari releases the Jaguar CD add-on
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 Apple Pippin 1997
1996
September 29
Nintendo releases the Nintendo 64 2003
November 30
1998
November 18
Nintendo releases the Game Boy Color 2003
May 30
1998
SNK releases the Neo Geo Pocket
1999
SNK releases the Neo Geo Pocket Color 2001
1999
September 9
Sega releases the Dreamcast 2001
March 30
1999
Nintendo releases the Nintendo 64DD add-on 2001
February 28
2000
October 26
Sony releases the PlayStation 2 2013
January 4
2001
June 21
Nintendo releases the Game Boy Advance 2008
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 2007
2004
November 21
Nintendo releases the Nintendo DS
2005
March 24
Sony releases the PlayStation Portable (PSP) 2014
2005
Nintendo releases the Game Boy Micro 2008
2005
November 22
Microsoft releases the Xbox 360 2016
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
2009
November 21
Nintendo releases the Nintendo DSi XL
2009
Sony releases the PSP Go
2011
March 27
Nintendo releases the 3DS
2012
February 22
Sony releases the PS Vita
2012
November 18
Nintendo releases the Wii U January 31 2017
2012
Nintendo releases the Wii Mini
2013
Nintendo releases the Nintendo 2DS
2013
November 15
Sony releases the PlayStation 4
2013
November 22
Microsoft releases the Xbox One
2014 Nintendo releases the New Nintendo 3DS XL
2015
September 25
Nintendo releases the New Nintendo 3DS
2016
August 2
Microsoft releases the Xbox One s
2016
September 15
Sony releases the PlayStation 4 Slim
2016
November 10
Sony releases the PlayStation 4 Pro
2017
March 3
Nintendo releases the Nintendo Switch