A video game console is a machine that is used to play video games. Video game consoles usually connect to a television. Special controllers are attached to the console to control the game. Some video game consoles are handheld. They can be carried around and have their own screens. The Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable are examples of handheld consoles. Some video game consoles can also run general software, such as Linux.
Examples of game consoles include:
- Odyssey 2
- Other consoles
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The NES made home console video games popular again in America after the 1983 crash
The Sony PlayStation became the most popular system of the fifth generation consoles, eventually selling over 100 million systems
With more than 155 million units sold, the Sony PlayStation 2 is the best selling video game console in history
The release of the Xbox 360 began the seventh generation
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