16. PlayStation 3 2006
The PlayStation 3 may have shocked some faithful fans with its launch day price tag (no doubt higher as a result of the onboard Blu-ray player), but it soon became clear that Sony had put their focus on hardware superiority. That hardware may have only been maximized by Sony’s stable of exclusive games, but it only takes one smash success to make it all worthwhile. With Uncharted, the first of a three-game series hosted only on the PS3, video games were forever changed for the better, and Sony made it clear their success was no accident.