A video game console is a specialized computer system designed for interactive video game play and display. A video game console functions like a PC and is built with the same essential components, including a central processing unit (CPU), graphics processing unit (GPU) and random access memory (RAM). Video game consoles have gone very far in terms of configuration, looks and handiness since its evolution. From Pre consoles development era when first computer game was introduced in 1952; we have now reached to XBOX, PS4 etc.
in the present day, we have a Playstation 4, the latest of all the gaming consoles. PS4 was introduced on Nov. 15, 2014. It’s almost 61 years and we are going to have more innovative consoles in near future. To offset costs, most video game console manufacturers use older CPU versions. A video game console provides a bridge between arcades and PCs dedicated to video gameplay and home use. A PC is a general purpose computer that is also capable of running games and may be built with arcade-style controls. An arcade is similar to a console and limited to public use but distinguished by its controls. Quality of Console games are better.
Quality in what? Graphics? Gameplay? FPS (dam I did not want to touch this) ? If by quality you mean better graphics, sorry, it does not. Console games are setup to that particular console and it’s hardware, PC games can be fined tuned by the user for their own hardware to the point balancing quality and speed (FPS) and give a smooth experience. Gameplay? That depends of the game…has nothing to do with PC or console.
Modern PCs are designed to run high-quality video games and may be used for a flawless gameplay experience. However, video game consoles are preferred because they are cheaper.
This is a list of home video game consoles in chronological order, which includes the very first home video game consoles ever created, such as first generation Pong consoles, from the first ever cartridge console Odyssey, ranging from the major video game companies such as Magnavox, Atari, Nintendo, Sega, NEC, 3DO, SNK, Sony, Microsoft to secondary market consoles.
Most of the companies were already phased out – Atari, Coleco, NEC, Sega, etc, but there are currently still two adventurous companies who dare to compete head-on with the Big Three. Mattel is back with its Hyperscan console after disappearing from the industry for three decades. Marketed to young boys of the age of five to nine, it was only available for a year before they were taken off the shelf in 2007. Video gaming has come a long way since the early days of Pong and Pac-man. We can now play affordable games of high calibre with 3D graphics and awesome interactivity in the comfort of our home, taking for granted the little and subtle improvements made to each and every console before becoming what they are today. In a way, the aggressive competition between companies of video game consoles had churned out the superior features of video gaming to bring to us the excellent quality we see today. I prefer console mainly because it puts everyone on the same level from the get go. Everyone has the same controls, and more importantly everyone is running the same hardware. Lag is one thing but not being able to render a game at a rate is a deal breaker. There may be some incredible looking games on PC but they do me little good if I can’t run them. Keeping everyone on the same page also ensure I don’t get stomped by someone with a better system.
Consoles are best for casual gaming with friends or if you don’t own a good gaming PC. They are affordable and perform well these days. Finally, the current generation of video game console only has room for three major competitors: Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii. In addition to these, all three consoles had expanded with add-ons such as the MotionPlus for Wii (2009), Kinect (2010) for Xbox 360 and Move (2010) for Playstation 3. These three add-ons similarly involved the capability to sense physical motion accurately, enhancing the interactive experience for players. With full 1080p HD graphics for both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and Wii’s innovative remote for sensing 3D movements, it seems that video gaming had indeed came a long, long way.