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Video Game Console : Third Generation

Video Game Console : Third Generation

Actually, video game console third generation start in 1985, not after crash of second generation in 1983. Nintendo, a japannese company take an idea to created Family Computer (Famicom) based on ColecoVision, a console from second generation. Famicom support high-resolution sprites and tiled backgrounds, but with more colors. This technology alloed Famicom to be longer and have more detailed graphics.

 

According above paragraph, third generation starts when Nintendo brought Famicom to the USA in 1985 and change it name to Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). But on that year, in USA, video games were seen as a fad that had already passed.

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