Home video game systems, also known as consoles, are a popular form of entertainment. In 2000, Sony estimated that one out of every four households in the United States had a Sony PlayStation. That's a huge number! And then there are the homes with one of the many other game systems.
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In this edition of HowStuffWorks, you will learn what video game systems are, a little about the history of game consoles, what is inside a game console and what the future holds for these systems. You will also learn a little about the games these systems play.
Let's start with the most basic question: What exactly is a video game console?