Timeline of Nintendo Consoles

Timeline created by Karan_Khemka
  • NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)

    NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
    This was Nintendo's first home video game console that they released out of Japan. A different looking version of the console had already been released in Japan in 1983 under the name the Family Computer and it was often referred to as the Famicom. The NES helped revive the video game industry in the US after the video game crash in 1983. Many of Nintendo's most successful video game series started on the NES, such as Super Mario Brothers.
  • SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)

    SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
    The SNES was Nintendo's second home console in the US. The SNES was a 16-bit console, and therefore had more advance; audio, processing power, and cartridges; compared to the NES. The SNES also had a different looking controller compared to the NES controller, with a more curved form factor. The SNES sold 49 million units, outselling there competition's Sega Genesis by 14 million units.
  • Nintendo 64

    Nintendo 64
    The Nintendo 64, also known as the N64, was Nintendo's third gaming console in the US, following the NES and SNES. The Nintendo 64 was named after it's 64-bit processor. The Nintendo 64 had modern 3D graphics at it's time. The N64 had three hand grips on it's controller with; the joystick being on the middle hand grip, the d-pad on the left hand grip, the buttons being on the right hand grip, and trigger buttons in the back.
  • Nintendo GameCube

    Nintendo GameCube
    The Nintendo GameCube was Nintendo's fourth international home game console. The Nintendo GameCube was Nintendo's first game console to use any type of disc. Unfortunately, due to Nintendo using mini-disc they had to remove some features in some of their games because the disc not having enough storage to store the features. Nintendo went back to the more traditional two hand grip design. In 2002, Nintendo made the WaveBird Wireless Controller, their first wireless controller, for the GameCube.
  • Wii

    Wii
    The Wii was a Nintendo console that was meant for everyone. Nintendo's Wii sold 102 million unit. It outsold both the PS3, which sold 87 million units, and the Xbox 360, which sold 86 million units. Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 had better processors, memory, and graphics compared to the Wii. Nintendo had beat their competition because they had reverted to selling fun. The Wii's controller was now like a TV remote and was a Bluetooth controller.
  • Wii U

    Wii U
    The Wii U was the successor to the Wii. The Wii U didn't do as well as Nintendo's other consoles. The Wii U was Nintendo's first console to support HD graphics. The Wii U's main controller was a little tablet called the Wii U GamePad. The GamePad could be used by itself or with the TV. The Wii U didn't do well, and only sold 13 million units after being on the market for 5 years. In comparison, the Playstation 4 sold 110 million units and the Xbox one sold 50 million units.
  • Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo Switch
    After the Wii U, Nintendo decided to expand on the hybrid idea with the Nintendo switch. The Switch had two Joy-cons that you could connect to the Switch's display or use separately. There was also a doc, which hooked up to your TV, so that you can connect the Switch to the TV. The Switch has many good games, and my personal favorite is a game called Animal Crossings: New Horizons. As of now, The Switch has already sold over 61 million units, which is nearly 5 times that amount the Wii U sold.