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History of Consoles
In 1983 a Japanese company introduced an 8-bit gaming console to the Japanese market. The company was Nintendo, and the gaming console was the Family Computer or Famicom. Two years later Nintendo decided to release its console to the North America market under the name Nindendo Entertainment System (NES). The NES system was also released in Europe and Australia in the following years. It achieved around 62 million sales worldwide from its release until the end of 2004.
The NES was replaced by Super NES in 1990, and it was also successful, with more than 49 million units sold. The Nintendo 64 followed in 1996, the GameCube in 2001, the Wii in 2006 and the Wii U in 2012. Nintendo also introduced an 8-bit handheld game device in 1989, the Game Boy. Around 119 million units were sold worldwide.
Reasons why gaming on a PC is better than game consoles
You can play games with better graphics than consoles — if you have a powerful gaming PC.
There are more games for PC than there are for game consoles.
This is one of the main arguments in favor of PC gaming, as the hardware inside a gaming PC can far outperform the parts in a console like the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. As a result, games on PC can play with graphics settings set to higher levels, as well as play at higher, smoother frame rates, than that on a console.
To play multiplayer games on console, you have to sign up for the paid Xbox Live and PlayStation Network services, depending on which console you own. PC gamers don’t need to pay to play games online.
You have the freedom to choose how you play on PC. There are more games for PC than there are for game consoles.
Console games are designed to work on TVs, and you can use a monitor, too. However, some special gaming monitors have features that you wouldn’t find on a TV.
PC gaming beat consoles a long time ago, so now consoles are becoming more like gaming PCs
The long battle between gaming PCs and game consoles is over, and the PCs won.
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