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How Video Game Systems Work
by Jeff Tyson


 › Introduction to How Video Game Systems Work
In Essence...
A Short History
Game System Basics
The Games
Comparing Consoles
Cool Facts
Lots More Information

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Our thanks to the staff at Buy-Rite Video for assisting with the articles in this series.
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.


Microsoft Xbox


Nintendo GameCube


Sony PlayStation 2

Sony PS One

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?

Game Consoles!

 

1. Playstation 2 Console (PS2)
2. Xbox Holiday Bundle (Xbox)
3. GameBoy Advance SP: Platinum (GBA
4. Xbox Game Sys (Xbox)
5. Online Pack (PS2)

 
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Table of Contents:
› Introduction to How Video Game Systems Work
In Essence...
A Short History
Game System Basics
The Games
Comparing Consoles
Cool Facts
Lots More Information


 
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