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Dedicated hardware for playing video games.

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Video games; Console

The WiiU is an upcoming console being developed by Nintendo. It was officially unveiled at E3 2011 in June and is expected for release in 2012. Like it's predecessor the Wii, the console's ...


Video games; Console

The Dreamcast was Sega's final console. While the console was a critical success and gained a large cult following, it did not sell enough units to make it a financial success and Sega had to remove ...

backwards compatible

Video games; Console

The ability of a console to play games from previous consoles, for example the PlayStation 2 can play PlayStation game, and the Wii can play Gamecube games.


Video games; Console

A console that will no longer function, and is useful only for spare parts or as a plastic brick.


Video games; Console

A program that will copy the functions of a console, allowing the games of that console to be played on other devices. Emulators for modern consoles require huge amounts of processing power, but ...

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

Video games; Console

The Nintendo Entertainment System was Nintendo's first home console and the first console to be released after the videogame crash of 1983. It was the consistent market leader of the third ...

Master System

Video games; Console

Sega's Master System was part of the third generation of home video game consoles that competed against each other in the mid to late 1980s. The console sold an estimated 13million units over its ...

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