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7 Generations of Gaming Console System Wars [Infographic]

Console WarsIf you are a gamer then you know where Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony stand today, but how did we get here?

To answer that question we have to journey back to 1976 to truly understand the system wars of today. Competition started from the very beginning of the video gaming industry. With each generation better consoles were being released to keep up with the competition and with the advancements in computing technology.

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EDIT (2001/07/08): Thank you StumbleUpon user TheThrill01 for noticing the typo at the bottom of the infographic where the best selling consoles are compared in a bar chart. For the Xbox it’s supposed to be 43.23 M (instead of 432.3 M).

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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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