Video Game Consoles

Video game consoles are household computer devices designed specifically to transmit video signals to a display while allowing the interaction of these images through an assortment of control devices, such as controllers. Often an enjoyable part of a home entertainment system, video game consoles were originally consumer products that reimagined and reengineered the arcade machine into an accessible size for the home.

Through various evolutions in technology and functionality, video game consoles have transformed from the 1970’s simple joystick-based gameplay experiences to ever-increasing high definition visual feats, complex player controls, motion-based games, internet connectivity, and even virtual-reality. Video game consoles will continue to challenge our expectations and imaginations through their stories and game types, and have now entered into greater public consciousness through the rise of e-sports.

What was the first video game console?

The first home video game console was the Magnavox Odyssey released in 1972, with a range of 28 games with rules based on manipulating three square dots in various ways on the screen. Prior to the Magnavox Odyssey video games were novelty computer devices available in dedicated game arcades.

What is the best selling video game console?

The best selling video game console in history is the PlayStation 2 (2002) that sold over 155 million units worldwide. Sony’s PlayStation lineup makes up 4 of the top 5 top selling consoles in history with Nintendo’s Wii breaking the trend at #4 all time.

Why are video games good for you?

Though the debate around the impacts of playing video games is often seen as a negative, most scientific research shows that video games provide many benefits including exercising the brain through problem solving and memory, building social networks between players, improving hand-eye coordination, and benefiting fitness when playing active games that require physical exertion.

Video Game Consoles

PlayStation 5
4.1” | 104 mm (Base); 3.6” | 92 mm (Digital)
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Nintendo Switch
.547” | 13.9 mm; 1.13” | 28.7 mm (Total)
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PlayStation 5
9.9 lb | 4.5 kg (Base); 8.6 lb | 3.9 kg (Digital)
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Xbox

The Xbox is a video game console created by Microsoft. It was released around the world from 2001 to 2002. It is a sixth-generation gaming console. The Xbox is the competitor to Sony’s PlayStation 2, Sega’s Dreamcast, and Nintendo’s GameCube. The Xbox was the first console to feature a built-in hard disk. At the time of its release it was the most powerful piece of game console on the market. It can support up to 4 players at once, and 2 or more systems can be connected. It also had the ability to rip music from CDs and play DVDs with the Xbox DVD remote. The Xbox was discontinued in 2009.

The Xbox has a height of 3.58” (91 mm), width of 12.6” (320 mm), depth of 10.2” (259.1 mm), and approximate weight of 8.8 lb (4 kg).

Collection of drawings of the Xbox with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Xbox is a video game console created by Microsoft. It was released around the world from 2001 to 2002. It is a sixth-generation gaming console. The Xbox is the competitor to Sony’s PlayStation 2, Sega’s Dreamcast, and Nintendo’s GameCube.

The Xbox has a height of 3.58” (91 mm), width of 12.6” (320 mm), depth of 10.2” (259.1 mm), and approximate weight of 8.8 lb (4 kg).

Collection of drawings of the Xbox with height, width, and depth dimensions
Xbox
Height:
3.58” | 91 mm
Width:
12.6” | 320 mm
Length:
Depth:
10.2” | 259.1 mm
Resolution (Max)
1920 x 1080 px
Weight:
8.8 lb | 4 kg
Area:
Storage
Designer
Microsoft
Release
2001-2009

Drawings include:
Xbox front elevation, top, side

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Dreamcast

The DreamCast is a home video gaming console released by Sega in 1999. It is the first in the sixth-generation of video gaming consoles. The Dreamcast was Sega’s final home console. The Dreamcast was the first 128-bit gaming console available in the market. One year after its release the Dreamcast successfully outsold Nintendo. It was also the first gaming console to allow real-time online playing feature and have motion controllers. At the time of its release it was also the only game console that allowed the user to use the Internet and send e-mails. The Dreamcast was discontinued due to its large competition and was discontinued in March of 2001.

The Dreamcast has a height of 3” (76.2 mm), width of 7.5” (190.5 mm), depth of 7.75” (196.9 mm), and approximate weight of 4.4 lb (2 kg).

Dimensioned drawings of the Dreamcast with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
The DreamCast is a home video gaming console released by Sega in 1999. It is the first in the sixth-generation of video gaming consoles. The Dreamcast was Sega’s final home console. The Dreamcast was the first 128-bit gaming console available in the market.

The Dreamcast has a height of 3” (76.2 mm), width of 7.5” (190.5 mm), depth of 7.75” (196.9 mm), and approximate weight of 4.4 lb (2 kg).

Dimensioned drawings of the Dreamcast with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
Dreamcast
Height:
3” | 76.2 mm
Width:
7.5” | 190.5 mm
Length:
Depth:
7.75” | 196.9 mm
Resolution (Max)
640 x 448 px
Weight:
4.4 lb | 2 kg
Area:
Storage
Designer
Sega
Release
1999-2001

Drawings include:
Dreamcast front elevation, top, side

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PS4 Pro

The PlayStation 4 Pro was announced to the public on September 7, 2016 by Sony and was made available on November 10, 2016. The gaming console is an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4 and has improved hardware to enable 4K rendering and improved PlayStation VR performance. It has a storage of 1 TB, features greater draw distances, anti-aliasing, visual FX, and renders vivid textures and deep shadows. It is compatible with all PS4 games. The PS4 Pro is 78% larger in volume than the PS4. The PS4 Pro has an extra USB port, has an optical audio port, and uses HDMI 2.0.

The PS4 Pro has a height of 2.17” (55 mm), depth of 12.9” (327 mm), width of 11.6” (295 mm), and approximate weight of 7.3 lb (3.3 kg).

Collection of drawings of the PS4 Pro with height, width, and depth dimensions
The PlayStation 4 Pro was announced to the public on September 7, 2016 by Sony and was made available on November 10, 2016. The gaming console is an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4 and has improved hardware to enable 4K rendering and improved PlayStation VR performance.

The PS4 Pro has a height of 2.17” (55 mm), depth of 12.9” (327 mm), width of 11.6” (295 mm), and approximate weight of 7.3 lb (3.3 kg).

Collection of drawings of the PS4 Pro with height, width, and depth dimensions
PS4 Pro
Height:
2.17” | 55 mm
Width:
11.6” | 295 mm
Length:
Depth:
12.9” | 327 mm
Resolution (Max)
3840 x 2160 px
Weight:
7.3 lb | 3.3 kg
Area:
Storage
Designer
Sony
Release
2016

Drawings include:
PS4 Pro front elevation, top, side

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Xbox One S

The Xbox One S is a home gaming console. The Xbox One S was released on August 2016 by Microsoft.  It offers cloud storage, a digital library, and the option to pre-install games. It also has 4K streaming, 4K blu-ray, spatial audio, and entertainment apps making one of the most versatile gaming consoles. The gaming console is available in the 500 GB, 1 TB, and a limited edition 2 TB model. The Xbox One S differs from the Xbox One X as it is smaller and more compact, offers HDR gaming, and has more storage. The Xbox One S comes in a white finish.

The Xbox One S has a height of 2.5” (63.5 mm), width of 11.6” (294.6 mm), depth of 9.0” (228.6 mm), and approximate weight of 6.4 lb (2.9 kg).

Dimensioned drawings of the Xbox One S with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
The Xbox One S is a home gaming console. The Xbox One S was released on August 2016 by Microsoft. It offers cloud storage, a digital library, and the option to pre-install games. It also has 4K streaming, 4K blu-ray, spatial audio, and entertainment apps making one of the most versatile consoles.

The Xbox One S has a height of 2.5” (63.5 mm), width of 11.6” (294.6 mm), depth of 9.0” (228.6 mm), and approximate weight of 6.4 lb (2.9 kg).

Dimensioned drawings of the Xbox One S with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
Xbox One S
Height:
2.5” | 63.5 mm
Width:
11.6” | 294.6 mm
Length:
Depth:
9.0” | 228.6 mm
Resolution (Max)
3840 x 2160 px
Weight:
6.4 lb | 2.9 kg
Area:
Storage
Designer
Microsoft
Release
2016

Drawings include:
Xbox One S front elevation, top, side

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Xbox One

The Xbox One is an home gaming console announced on May 2013 by Microsoft and released in November of the same year. The Xbox One is the successor to the Xbox 360, the third console in the Xbox series, and is an eight-generation game console. The Xbox One was named by Microsoft as the ‘all-in-one entertainment system’. The user is able to watch live TV, get a personalized home screen, and Skype through the TV. The Xbox One is a competitor for Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii U and Switch. The Xbox One has 1 TB of storage, is designed to only sit horizontally, and comes in a black finish.

The Xbox One has a height of 3.1” (78.7 mm), width of 13.1” (332.7 mm), depth of 10.8” (275 mm), and approximate weight of 7.8 lb (3.54 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Xbox One measured with height, width, and depth
The Xbox One is an home gaming console announced on May 2013 by Microsoft and released in November of the same year. The Xbox One is the successor to the Xbox 360, the third console in the Xbox series, and is an eight-generation game console.

The Xbox One has a height of 3.1” (78.7 mm), width of 13.1” (332.7 mm), depth of 10.8” (275 mm), and approximate weight of 7.8 lb (3.54 kg).

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Xbox One measured with height, width, and depth
Xbox One
Height:
3.1” | 78.7 mm
Width:
13.1” | 332.7 mm
Length:
Depth:
10.8” | 275 mm
Resolution (Max)
1920 x 1080 px
Weight:
7.8 lb | 3.54 kg
Area:
Storage
Designer
Microsoft
Release
2013

Drawings include:
Xbox One front elevation, top, side

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