A brief animated history of what's inside your video game console

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Video game consoles have come a long way since the Magnavox Odyssey was first introduced in 1972. The Odyssey—the first of its kind sold commercially—was nothing more than a printed circuit board with a couple of diodes and transistors.


Flash forward four decades and you'll see that the inside of video game consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are as powerful and complex as the computer you're reading this on.

As part of our YouTube video game series Deconstrukt, we take a quick overview of how the inside of video game consoles have evolved over the years.

Video created and edited by Simon Ducroquet

Fidel Martinez is an editor at Fusion.net. He's also a Texas native and a lifelong El Tri fan.