Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct arcade 2 player  game machine 

Killer Instinct arcade history


first generation game console

The world’s first Killer Instinct arcade game machine was launched in 1972 by Mirovox, the first home game console called Magnavox Odyssey. At the same time, there were also Atari Pong (A home console version launched after Atari’s arcade game “Pong” became popular), Coleco Telstar, Color TV-Game 15, etc. Most of these game consoles are similar to “Atari Pong” and can only Play one or more built-in games and cannot expand the playable games through cartridge media. This is called the first generation of game consoles.

second generation console

The beginning of the second generation of Killer Instinct arcade game machine is considered to have started in 1976. The Fairchild Channel F launched by the famous “Fairchild Semiconductor” and the Radofin Programmierbares Video System (German name) released by the European company Radofin in the same year are both the second. There are also the famous Atari 2600 and other VC 4000, Intellivision, ColecoVision and other game consoles, but it is worth mentioning that the second generation of video games came to an abrupt end in 1984 due to the 1983 American game industry depression. , and the “American game industry depression event” is also closely related to the failure of the famous Atari “E.T” game.

The third generation game console

Since the Great Depression of the game industry in the United States, the game industry in Asia has gradually developed. In the same year, that is, in 1983, one of the current game console giants, the former Hanafuda company Nintendo, released a console called the red and white machine ( Also known as FC, Famicom or NES), opened the door to the third generation of game consoles, the same as the third generation of game consoles, there are Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Sega SG-1000, etc., but the red and white machines are in the third generation of games In 1985, the red and white machine broke the depression of the American game industry, and in 1987, it rejuvenated the home game console market.

Fourth Generation Game Console

The fourth-generation Killer Instinct arcade game machine started with the PC Engine developed by NEC in Japan in 1987. The game consoles of the same period also include Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Mega Drive, Neo Geo, etc., the fourth-generation game consoles It ended with the success of Nintendo’s “Super Nintendo” as the fourth generation’s best-selling console and Sega Sonic.

fifth generation game console

The beginning of the fifth-generation Killer Instinct arcade game machine is the 3DO game console sold in North America. The 3DO game console is the world’s first true 32-bit game console. And Sony also launched its own game console “PlayStation” because of the suspension of cooperation with Nintendo. Playstation uses CD-ROM with low cost and considerable capacity. At the same time, Nintendo N64 and Sega Saturn, the former is affected by the cassette design. The performance of the host computer (capacity is far inferior to that of CD-ROM), the latter lacks the strong support of third-party game manufacturers, and eventually lost to PS, N64 still occupied a large market share in the United States and Japan in the end.

Sixth Generation Game Console

The sixth generation started with the release of the Sega Dreamcast on November 27, 1998, but the Dreamcast made players dissatisfied because it was not backward compatible with Saturn, and because of the GD-ROM used by the Dreamcast. The support of third-party game manufacturers eventually failed, and directly led to Sega’s complete withdrawal from the game console market.
Subsequently, Sony launched the Playstation successor Playstation2 in 1999. Playstation2 is backward compatible with the previous generation of Playstation. Playstation2 finally defeated Microsoft’s XBOX and Nintendo’s Game Cube by virtue of its rich number of games and high cost performance.

Seventh Generation Game Console

With the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox360 in 2005, the Killer Instinct arcade game machine has officially entered the seventh generation. Xbox360 has the most complete network functions of game consoles in the same period, and has actively cooperated with local suppliers to launch streaming media services in some regions. It has a high influence. At the same time, Xbox360 has brought good responses in North America and Europe. Its influence in Japan, Asia and other places has also attracted many Japanese games to join, and at the same time, Xbox360 has received certain responses in Japan.
At the same time, the game consoles also included PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Zeebo, etc., and began to show in terms of market share: Nintendo’s Wii, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360, three points in the world, the game console market Entered the market structure of oligopoly [2].

Eighth Generation Game Console

The eighth generation mainly refers to several video game consoles launched between 2012 and 2013, including Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch and many other modern game consoles. It has not yet ended.

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