Each generation of consoles is separated by the first system, playstation 5, that has within it a novelty relevant enough to be technologically superior to the previous generation. Let’s list the generations and then… the decision is yours: What has been the best generation of consoles in history?
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Generation 8: Digital triumphs
The big three companies remain in the fight. PlayStation 4, Xbox and Wii U were the new systems from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, respectively. It is the outgoing generation and the first to focus on digital, the streaming options that are appearing in a society already fully immersed in the Internet age and its possibilities.
We must add to this generation the Nintendo Switch , launched halfway and which has been a new resounding success for the Japanese company
Bloodborne, Red Dead Redemption 2, Breath of the Wild, Uncharted 4, Mario Kart 8, The Witcher 3…
Generation 9: The generation of the pandemic
In the absence of Nintendo being able to release its new version of the Nintendo Switch, only the other two companies, Sony and Microsoft, have updated their market. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S were launched on the market in November 2020, ps5 price in Bangladesh, in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic and, so far, their discontinued and practically exclusive sale online is marking their first year of life.
At the moment, the Sony system tops the sales list with more than 13 million units sold, compared to the eight million reported by Xbox.
Generation 5, 32-bit or 64-bit: PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Sega Saturn…
32 bits and 3D are installed in the video console industry that is growing exponentially in society and is opening up to this type of entertainment in a definitive way. In addition, a game console that changed the industry forever enters the market: the Sony PlayStation .
Nintendo counterattacked with the Nintendo 64 , which doubled the rest of its competitors in bits, but in exchange kept the cartridge system, already in disuse and one of the causes of PlayStation’s success.
Super Mario 64, Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy VII, Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Gran Turismo… are some of the legendary titles that were released during this fifth generation.
Generation 6: 128-bit: Microsoft joins the market with XBOX
The video game console market, so crowded during the late 70s and 80s, gradually begins to simplify. The sixth generation is reached through the ‘natural’ evolution of the fifth generation consoles: PlayStation 2 for Sony; GameCube for Nintendo; Dreamcast for Sega… and Microsoft and its XBOX (2001) enter the game .
This generation is considered by many to be the best, the one with the most and best competition and, above all, the one with the most and best quality of the titles provided for the different systems. In addition, in it we find the best-selling console in history and, for many, the best console in history, such as the PS2. On the other hand, we found two big failures: the misunderstood Dreamcast was Sega’s last console; while GameCube was sunk before the aforementioned PlayStation and the mighty XBOX.
Forza, God of War, Grand Theft Auto, Halo, Shenmue… are some of the titles that marked an unrepeatable generation.
Generation 7: Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo take the market
Outside of Sega, the three big companies that remain are Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, and each one launched a new version of its line of consoles, continuously for Sony and Microsoft and totally groundbreaking for Nintendo. At the end of 2005, the XBOX 360 was launched and a year later the PS3 and Wii arrived , Nintendo’s groundbreaking commitment to immersive gaming that changed the video game industry, focusing on cooperative and immersive family games based on WiiMotes.
Nintendo once again rose to the first position of consoles sold, since the Wii was a total success and sold more consoles than PS3 and XBOX 360 in its different variants.
In addition, it is the first generation to jump from the DVD to Blu-Ray system and had among its ranks titles such as Borderlands 3, Gear of War, Fallout 3, Uncharted, Wii Sports, Little Big Planet, Grand Theft Auto V…
In addition, portable consoles once again returned to the forefront with the bets of Nintendo DS and, for the first time, that of Sony, the PlayStation Portable. You can check out some Cool Gaming Names for Girls.