This week in Gaming history: 2nd January-7th January

Hello once again for a quick look at this week in video games history. January seems a quite month with this week more quiet than most.

January 5th 1985: After 18months of release as the Famicom in Japan Nintendo unveil The Nintendo Entertainment System at the Winter Electronics Consumer Show. It goes on to sell over 60million worldwide.

January 6th 2001: Bill Gates unveils the Xbox at the Electronics Consumer Show. The console went on to bring hard drives to consoles: online gaming to the masses and of course Halo.

January 7th 1984 (Possible 1985, I have conflicting reports): Match Day is released on the Spectrum. This was one of the first football games to have moving corners, throw ins and to dribble.

January 7th 2005: The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Adventure is released on the Gamecube.

This feature will be posted every Wednesday (aside from today) and from next week will return back to its previous format of one main story with a few smaller ones.

If you think I’ve missed anything out, let me know!


Posted on 05/01/2012, in Features, This week in gaming history. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “If you think I’ve missed anything out, let me know!”

    “This console also revolutionised gaming brining to the masses consoles with hard disk drives, online console gaming and of course Halo.”

    The letter g. Also, punctuation. Otherwise just about everything that’s ever been announced at CES surely?

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