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.

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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.

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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.

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