best games consoles of the 90s

What was the best 90s games console?

Best Consoles Of The 90s

The 1990s saw a big explosion in the Games console market. It was only a decade earlier the games console was nothing more than space invaders. Also, the blink, blonk square tennis game, with the square kind of ball thing, and the white bars, on either side. Alternately, you could go to your local kebab house and play on their big fruit machine size arcade games. Then in the 1990s, technology became smarter and smaller and computer monitors turned colour, it was exciting times.

Sega Game Gear (1990)

The sega game gear

The Game Gear was a fourth-generation 8-bit handheld game console released by Sega on October 6, 1990. Just everybody who was anybody wanted one. It was one of the first portable handheld classics.

The Neo Geo (1990)

Neo Geo Games Console

The Neo Geo was announced on January 31, 1990, in Osaka, Japan and released on April 26, 1990. Initially, an ‘a e s’ home system was planned only really to be available for rent, but it wasn’t long before they became available in some shops. The quality was outstanding for the time.

Sega Dreamcast (1998)

sega dreamcast

The Dreamcast was a home video game console released by Sega on November 27, 1998. The graphics on this console weren’t very good but the actual console itself looked appealing and futuristic.

Sega Saturn (1994)

sega saturn

Sega released the Saturn on November 22, 1994 CPU: 2× Hitachi SH-2 @ 28.6 MHz

The Sega Saturn was such an iconic console, I think that everybody that was around in those days would remember it with warm memories…

Super Nintendo (1990)

Super nintendo

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), also known as the Super NES or Super Nintendo, was a 16-bit home video game console. The most classic games played on it was Super Mario, this changed the way people thought of home video games.

Game Boy Colour (1998)

gameboy color

The Game Boy Colour (commonly abbreviated as GBC) is a handheld game console, manufactured by Nintendo, Release date: GB: October 21, 1998‎

CPU: Sharp LR35902 core @ 4.19/8.38 MHz

The best-selling game on this one was Pokémon gold

Nintendo 64 (1996)

nintendo 64

The Nintendo 64 was a home video game console developed and marketed by Nintendo. It was first released on June 24, 1996. The best-selling game on this platform was Super Mario 64.

Sony PlayStation (1994)

sony playstation

Sony released the PlayStation in the UK a few weeks into 1995, a few weeks after the release of their rival Sega Saturn.

I think this was the best games console of the 1990s because I would spend hour after hour playing FIFA 94 with my mates, and I would always lose…However I would try so hard, and at the time of this console, the graphics seemed so cool.

However, the biggest selling games console from the whole of the 1990s was actually…

The Nintendo Game Boy

nintendo game boy

If you ask anybody what games they remember from that period, you just can’t get away from Super Mario and Pokémon, they dominated everything everywhere. Every time you would go round to your mate’s house to play a game of FIFA, his sister or little brother would be playing Pokémon. However, Minecraft, Sandbox and who could forget Grand Theft Auto were also massive favourites. They sold more games than any other games of the 1990s and GTA is still going strong today and going from strength to strength.

However, think about this…if it wouldn’t have been for those games, way back when, we would not have graphics as good as we do today. Those games and game consoles laid the ground for the modern computer and the smartphone. So, use your imagination to realise what the standard of games will be like in the next 20 years…

Final Thoughts

Graphics are beginning to become indistinguishable from real life. The thought is that in the future with virtual reality, the whole concept of gaming will move to a new level. Maybe in the future instead of watching a game or a movie, as we do now, games and movies will merge to become a new form of entertainment. Where the player will control every aspect of the storyline and could be in the movie themselves, virtual reality wise along with other players from around the world. All this just from the humble Nintendo or Gameboy. So, watch this space and let’s see what the best gaming consoles will be from the 2040s…

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