Can you name these classic video game consoles from the 1970s to the early 2000s?

The video game console era now spans across five decades.

It's hard to believe the first gaming console that was released in the United States debuted 50 years ago! 

The 1970s brought us the first true video game consoles while the 1980s continued to pave the way for what was a video game boom in the 1990s. 

Do you recall what your first game console was and can you remember the big names?

Whether these classic consoles came out over 40 years ago or 20, and whether it used a cartridge or a disc, each one listed below can certaily bring back the memories of several age groups that played, bought and gifted them. 

Now the question is: Can you name all of them? 


  1. This console started it all in the early 1970s.
  2. What console is this girl playing?
  3. This console revolutionized the industry, making its creator a household name in the video game world.
  4. This iconic handheld console sold ''close to 120 million units during its lifetime'' according to Business Insider.
  5. This SEGA console was the company's bestseller, with nearly 30 million units sold.
  6. The controller belonged to which classic video game console?
  7. What was the name of this console/controller combo?
  8. This system hit the shelves in 1996, sporting a more complex controller, featuring three places to grip!
  9. What SEGA console is featured here?
  10. Microsoft got into the video game console industry with this system's debut in 2001.
  11. Which Nintendo system features this unique shape?
  12. With its small size, you could take this console and play video games on the go! Which is it?
  13. This portable console could easily fit into your pocket and featured multiple generations.
  14. This motion-detected console was a hit not only for kids, but for the whole family.

Can you name these classic video game consoles from the 1970s to the early 2000s?

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perrymason777 10 days ago
Only missed one!! And by accident!! I accidentally hit the wrong button with my big Ole thumb 👍 🙃 😐 😅!!! God bless you all today 🙏 Shalom
JewelsChuck 1 month ago
12/14 I was an early gamer and I’m not into it now. I think my mom still uses her Nintendo DS, unless it died.
UhHuh 1 month ago
Missed 1 ( #12 ) Nintendo WII was the best .
russhowe57 1 month ago
Missed four. Stopped playing games in 1987. Mostly guessing
vinman63 1 month ago
Nintendo WIi is what ME 2000 was to Microsoft
Steve67 1 month ago
11/14 - I was not much of a gamer so better than I expected
Robert 1 month ago
My Favorite Video Game System Is The Nintendo NES.
JewelsChuck Robert 1 month ago
I had one that I gave away ten years ago just before I got married and moved across the country. If I only knew better!
hermanstein2015 1 month ago
12/14 Nintendo 64 will always be my favorite. Mario 64 was the cats!!
RichLorn 1 month ago
8/14
I have never been much into TV gaming. But in the bowels of my basement still resides the Fairchild game system with about 7 or 8 game cartridges, still in working order (with an analog TV). It was gifted to me in the early '70s and was the first system to use a microprocessor.
kirkindog 1 month ago
11/14. Either owned or bought for my kids most of these systems. Btw, I was NEVER a gamer.

graceful1970 1 month ago
You got 10 out of 14
Were you able name these classic gaming consoles, or did you glitch on a few? Either way, be sure to mash that share button!
jimmyvici 1 month ago
Only missed the first one 🤦‍♂️
KawiVulc 1 month ago
11/14... where I lived a lot of people called the Atari 2600 games "tapes" apparently because they resembled 8-track cartridges. The only games I actually ever played much were Boogerman & Vectorman on the Sega Genesis our son had 20 some years ago... actually finished Boogerman, kinda gross but good fun!
LalaLucy 1 month ago
10/14. My kids play Playstation and Wii but, overall, more familiar with the older systems. I had my few games I enjoyed but never was a hard core gamer.
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