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The Complete History of Game Consoles

Video games may have been built with fun and games in mind, but anyone watching the industry knows that with billions of dollars on the line, juggernauts like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo stake the future of their companies on each new console.

With the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 taking the console war into a new generation, it’s easy to think gaming has always been a fight for heavyweights. But a look back at how video game consoles got their start proves that wasn’t always the case. Here is our look at the history of game consoles.

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