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The original release date (North American) and current age of your favorite video game consoles and gaming handhelds can be found on every page of our site! Many of them are linked to more info and game console images.

Click the link at the bottom of the right-hand column to switch between the Video Game Console Timeline and the Arcade Game Timeline.

While the Console and Arcade timelines are viewable on every page of our site, this page generates a properly formated printout.

Retro Video Game Console Timeline*

DATE CONSOLE AGE
first generation
5-1972 Odyssey
11-1975 Pong (TG)
?-1976 Telstar
second generation
8-1976 Fairchild Ch. F
1-1977 Studio II
?-1977 Astrocade
10-1977 Atari 2600
?-1978 Odyssey2
?-1978 Merlin
11-1979 Atari 800
10-1980 Intellivision
4-1982 ZX Spectrum
8-1982 Colecovision
?-1982 Arcadia 2001
11-1982 Atari 5200
11-1982 Vectrex
6-1983 Atari 600XL
10-1983 Atari 800XL
11-1983 Intellivision II
third generation
10-1985 NES
1-1986 Atari 7800
6-1986 Master System
?-1987 Atari XEGS
fourth generation
4-1989 GameBoy
6-1989 Atari Portfolio
8-1989 Genesis
9-1989 TurboGrafX-16
9-1989 Atari Lynx
10-1990 Game Gear
?-1991 Neo Geo AES
8-1991 SNES
?-1991 TurboExpress
fifth generation
9-1993 CD 32
10-1993 3DO
11-1993 Atari Jaguar
5-1995 Sega Saturn
8-1995 VirtualBoy
9-1995 Pipin
9-1995 PlayStation
9-1996 Nintendo N64
— 20 Year mark —
sixth generation
11-1998 GB Color
3-1999 Nuon
8-1999 NG Pocket Color
9-1999 Dreamcast
7-2000 PS One
10-2000 Sony PS2
6-2001 GB Advance
11-2001 Xbox
11-2001 GameCube
seventh generation
11-2004 Nintendo DS
3-2005 Sony PSP
12-2005 Xbox 360
6-2006 DS Lite
11-2006 PS3
11-2006 Wii
8-2010 Caanoo
eighth generation
3-2011 Nintendo 3DS
2-2012 Vita
11-2012 Wii U
12-2012 NeoGeo X
6-2013 Ouya
10-2013 2DS
11-2013 PS4
11-2013 Wii Mini
11-2013 Xbox One
10-2014 PlayStation TV
10-2016 PlayStation VR
11-2016 PS4 Pro
11-2016 NES CE
ninth generation
3-2017 Switch
7-2017 2DS XL
*Based on North American release dates.
This list is a work-in-progress and is not intended to be comprehensive.

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