History of video games is very long; video game generations are currently eight. It all began in the 50s with simple designed games as Spacewar! and it reached major popularity as when Atari was first released. Atari 2600 was used during the 70s and 80s and it was a success as the introductions of joysticks, consoles and controllers had a really positive impact in society that last until our present days.
The first generation of video consoles goes from 1972 to 1978, the second generation goes from 1976 to 18982, the third generation goes from 1983 to 1995, the fourth generation from 1987 to 19933, the fifth generation from 1993 to 2005, the sixth generation from 1998 to 2013, the seventh generation from 2005 to present and the eight generation started recently in 2012.
Today, the latest generation of consoles are awaited by millions of users around thw world. Xbox One and Xbox One S, PlayStation 4 and its variations and Wii U are the top consoles today and people wait in line for hours to get theirs. They are all different, PS4 has the best controllers, xBox One has a wide variety of apps and Wii U has a very good selection featuring Mario Kart. Choose wisely before buying!