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Video Gaming Timeline 1990s by Atariboy2600 Video Gaming Timeline 1990s by Atariboy2600
1990
Nintendo ships the Super Mario Bros. 3 game cartridge for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the US.
Nintendo releases the Super Family Computer (Super Famicom) game system in Japan. The system uses a 16-bit processor, displays graphics in over 32,000 colors, and includes the Super Mario World game. 300,000 units ships on the first day of release; 4 million ship within first year.
1991
Sega releases the game Sonic the Hedgehog for the Genesis video game system.
Nintendo releases the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in the US. The 16-bit system uses new game cartridges, incompatible with the Nintendo Entertainment System. The system produces graphics in 512x448 resolution in 256 colors, and is priced at $200. Twenty million units sell in the first year.
Square releases the Final Fantasy II video game for the Super NES in the US.
1992
Nintendo releases the Super Mario Kart game for the Super NES in the US.
1993
Panasonic releases the REAL 3DO Interactive Multiplayer game system in the US. It features 32-bit processor, 16-million color output, and CD-ROM drive. Price is US$700.
1994
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is created, and develops a game rating system.
Nintendo releases the Donkey Kong Country video game for the Super NES in the US. Six million copies are sold in six weeks.
Sega Enterprises introduces the Saturn video game system in Japan. It features a double-speed CD-ROM drive, and incorporates eight processors. Graphics resolution is 640x224 in 16 million colors.
Sony introduces the PlayStation in Japan. It features a 32-bit processor, with special integrated audio and graphics functions. Graphics resolution is 640x480 in 24-bit color. Price is 39800 yen, about US$400. 100,000 systems sell in the first two days.
1995
Sony Electronics introduces the 32-bit CD-ROM game system, PlayStation, in North America. Price is US$300.
Acclaim Entertainment releases the Mortal Kombat 3 video game for the Super NES in the USA.
Nintendo releases the Donkey Kong Country 2 video game for the Super NES in the USA.
1996
Nintendo releases the first Pocket Monsters (Pokémon) video games in Japan.
Nintendo releases the Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars video game for the Super NES in the US.
Nintendo releases the Nintendo 64 video game system in Japan. It features 64-bit main processor, 64-bit graphics and sound coprocessor, 32-bit color at 640x480 resolution, and four control ports.
Nintendo launches the Nintendo 64 video game system in North America.
Nintendo releases the Super Mario 64 video game for the Nintendo 64 in the USA.
1997
Sony releases the Final Fantasy VII video game for the PlayStation in Japan.
Nintendo releases the Mario Kart 64 video game for the Nintendo 64 in the USA.
Nintendo releases the GoldenEye 007 video game for the Nintendo 64 in the USA.
1998
Take 2 Interactive releases the first Grand Theft Auto video game for the PlayStation.
Nintendo releases the Pokémon Red version and Pokémon Blue version video games for the Game Boy in the USA.
Konami releases the Metal Gear Solid video game for the PlayStation in the US.
Nintendo releases the Game Boy Color hand-held video game system in Japan. It can display up to 56 colors simultaneously from a palette of 32,000.
Nintendo releases the Game Boy Color handheld video game system in the US.
Nintendo releases The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time video game for the Nintendo 64 in the US.
Sega releases the Dreamcast video game system in Japan. It features 200 MHz 128-bit Hitachi SH-4 processor, 12X speed 1 GB CD-ROM drive, and 56 kbps modem. Its processing power is unsurpassed, but it arrives too late to threaten the Nintendo 64, or the highly anticipated Sony PlayStation 2.
1999
Nintendo releases the first Mario Party video game, for the Nintendo 64 in the US.
Square releases the Final Fantasy VIII video game for the PlayStation in Japan.
Nintendo releases the Super Smash Bros. video game for the Nintendo 64 in the USA.
Sega releases the Dreamcast video game system in the US. Price is US$199.
Nintendo releases the Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition video game for the Game Boy Color in the US.
Sony releases the Gran Turismo 2 video game for the PlayStation in the USA.

Next up the 2000s

LINK:
Video Gaming Timeline 1970s - [link]
Video Gaming Timeline 1980s - [link]
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Prince-Jamie-The-7th Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I heard, while at College, that the Virtual boy almost put Nintendo out of business permanently(I might be wrong)
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DimensionalD Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
You have done quite a good job! *favs*
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wuvvzy93 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
sega was & will always be better then nintendo
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wuvvzy93 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
the virtual boy is left out.... Good.
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Ivaxlar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Tiger Game.com is missing.. good list still though
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Ivaxlar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Oh wait no it's not.. Don't know why I didn't see it there :/
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QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
This is a great timeline. There's a lot of consoles on here I never heard of.
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Nadao Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dreamcast! Mine broke about a million times.. but the games on there were the best..
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K2UPT Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
oh shit, your missing the power glove hahaha
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Mike-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool man! ^^
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KlauS92 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Student Interface Designer
where is Dendy???
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EddoEddo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
I had the Playstation, N64, and Gameboy Color when i was a kid. ;D Pokemon was SO RAD! And Final Fantasy 7 was the coolest and had the most sophisticated Graphics ever released. xD That is, until Final Fantasy 8 came out.
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KonohasYellowFlash Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student
Nintendo 64.. some great shit right there. I love that system. Mines broken, i must get a new one. Some of the greatest games are on there.
Super Smash Bros
Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Super Mario 64
Mario Kart
Conkers Bad Fur Day
Donkey Kong 64
The list goes on...
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EddoEddo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Do you remember the Pokemon game they had for the N64? I think that was the first N64 game i got, then i bought Super Smash Bros. My dad bought Conkers Bad Fur Day for my older brother. That squirrel was the best. xD
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KonohasYellowFlash Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Student
I loved bad fur day. And i think your thinking of Pokemon Battle Stadium?
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EddoEddo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Yeeeah! Me and my nerdy friends would sit around battling to the death--! er..until all our pokeman's fainted. xD The new Conker games are great too. ;3
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KonohasYellowFlash Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Student
Yea, they are. Charizard ftw XD
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EddoEddo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Yeeessss. Mah pokeman brings all tha nerds to the yard, and they're like, ya wanna trade cards? Damn right, I wanna trade cards, I can trade you, but not mah Charizaarrd. XD
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KonohasYellowFlash Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Student
XD. Yea, awesome.
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strawberry-slime Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
SWEET
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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Wow, this reminds me of the deal I got on my NES Top Loader. I got the Top Loader, and N64, controllers, and lots of games for each system for $20.
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lupvirga Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Just looking at this time line makes one feel so old and i'm not that old at all
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JimmyDimples Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
My roomie wanted to get a PSX, but there wasn't one anywhere to be found in supply at the stores when it was first hot. So he broke down and got the Sega Saturn instead. I didn't think we could afford it, but it was his cash. Lots of fun, and I liked how you could play the tracks on some of the game disks.

Unfortunately, it got stolen when somebody burglarized our house.

Later on, after I'd moved into my own home after the Saturn lost the Console Wars, I figured I'd "rob the graveyard" and get the old games on the cheap. And I bought an old Saturn from a Blockbuster that was getting rid of its stock.

And finally, Christmas, 1999, I finally noticed the Playstation's price had come down to $100 U.S., and I had some spare cash.

I figured with Y2K, the computers would've fired off the nuclear warheads, so I might as well splurge and enjoy the system while we were still around. Marvelous little thing, too.
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Zeke-Staright Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I had forgotten quite a few of these
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KountryBoy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
And there are some we wish we could forget, like the *shudder* Philips CD-i. I never thought someone could fuck up the Legend of Zelda series, but by God if they didn't!
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Kid-Kobold Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
I had an old Atari Lynx as well. I'd love to take it to my black & white Gameboy friends, they were always impressed. Although that thing ate batteries like crazy, was hard to carry around and I wish they had more titles.
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cr43 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
I remember virtual boy they had a demo of it at the blockbuster for 2 weeks and then it died.
I have nes, super nes, Nintendo 64, ps2(Nintendo game cube sucked) and my friend has a dreamcast.
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pt018 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist Filmographer
Let's see. I have a Super NES, Nintendo 64, Playstation, and A Dreamcast. I also have a Sega Genesis, though I should've said that in the 80's game timeline. This is awesome.

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Life in the early 90's was really cool.
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DocWolph Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Had a Dreamcast.
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Raviskool Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
me too. i was really happy with it till they cancelled the console year later!
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WiesenWiesel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Wow, good work - ah ... reminds me of my childhood (ok, its not that long ago).

Sega Game Gear FTW ^^
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