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List of video game consoles

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This is a list of video game consoles by the era they appeared in. Eras are named based on the dominant console type of the era (even though not all consoles of those eras are of the same type). Also included in this list is handheld game consoles, which are usually of lower power than the home consoles of the same era.

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Seventh generation era (2004-present)

Sixth generation era (1999-present)

32/64-bit era (1993-1999)

16-bit era (1989-1994)

8-bit era/Post-crash of '83 era (1985-1990)

Early cartridge-based 8-bit systems (1979-1983)

The first home video games (1972-1980s)

* Consoles of the early 1970s (Pong and Magnavox Odyssey) were often inaccurately called "analog" but actually used discrete logic.

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