The timeline starts way back in 1978 at the beginning of video games.
While the history of video game consoles may not be a long one in the grand scheme of things, that does not make it any less rich.
Regardless of how old you may be, you likely have a favorite video game console that you remember fondly. Of course, some of us may not want to date ourselves by mentioning the console by name.
Our kids love to pick on us in this regard. It’s not like they will ever know what it is like to have to blow on a Nintendo cartridge!
If you have ever wondered about the top-selling consoles over the years, Data Is Beautiful has got you covered.
Even if you are not someone who loves video games, you are sure to find something to like here. The timeline that the popular YouTube channel created is a fun one to check out. It is animated and displays all of the top-selling game consoles for the entire history of video games as we know them.
The timeline starts in 1978 and goes all the way up to the present day. The best part of all for us is that he even included a small robot that is seen dancing next to the chronograph that you are about to check out. It is that type of attention to detail that is sure to bring us back over and over again.
“All time best-selling video game consoles from 1978 to 2022. Including handhelds and home consoles. Measured in cumulative unit sales throughout a product lifespan worldwide. Data sources: sales reports by manufacturers, market analytics estimations,” the description reads.
If you’d like to check it out for yourself, be sure to watch the video below: