Video game console

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A video game console is a computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play.

The term "video game console" is primarily used to distinguish a console machine primarily designed for consumers to use for playing video games, in contrast to arcade machines or home computers. An arcade machine consists of a video game computer, display, game controller (joystick, buttons, etc.) and speakers housed in large chassis. A home computer is a personal computer designed for home use for a variety of purposes, such as bookkeeping, accessing the Internet and playing video games. While arcades and computers are generally expensive or highly "technical" devices, video game consoles were designed with affordability and accessibility to the general public in mind.

Unlike similar consumer electronics such as music players and movie players, which use industry-wide standard formats, video game consoles use proprietary formats which compete with each other for market share.[1] There are various types of video game consoles, including home video game consoles, handheld game consoles, microconsoles and dedicated consoles. Although Ralph Baer had built working game consoles by 1966, it was nearly a decade before the Pong game made them commonplace in regular people's living rooms. Through evolution over the 1990s and 2000s, game consoles have expanded to offer additional functions such as CD players, DVD players, Blu-ray disc players, web browsers, set-top boxes and more.

Types

Video game consoles can come in several varieties.

Other Languages
asturianu: Videoconsola
azərbaycanca: Video oyun konsolu
Bân-lâm-gú: Iû-hì-ki
български: Игрална конзола
bosanski: Igraća konzola
čeština: Herní konzole
Cymraeg: Consol gemau
Deutsch: Spielkonsole
español: Videoconsola
Esperanto: Videoludilo
euskara: Bideokontsola
hrvatski: Igraća konzola
Bahasa Indonesia: Konsol permainan
íslenska: Leikjatölva
latviešu: Spēļu konsole
lumbaart: Console
македонски: Играчка конзола
Bahasa Melayu: Konsol permainan video
Nederlands: Spelcomputer
日本語: ゲーム機
norsk nynorsk: Spelekonsoll
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Video oʻyin konsoli
Runa Simi: Widyu kunsula
shqip: Konzola
Simple English: Video game console
slovenčina: Herná konzola
slovenščina: Igralna konzola
српски / srpski: Играчка конзола
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Igraća konzola
svenska: Spelkonsol
українська: Гральна консоль
Tiếng Việt: Video game console
吴语: 游戏机
粵語: 遊戲機