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Where can you find old video games and consoles?


In addition to the latest and greatest, retro gamers and collectors can find old video games and consoles on eBay. The large selection available from sellers on eBay includes home consoles, such as the NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and PlayStation, and handheld devices, such as the original Game Boy. To find these products, simply perform a keyword search, and filter the list of results by brand, price, and more.



What is the history of video games?


The history of video games dates back to 1947, with the creation of an interactive electronic game on a cathode ray tube. Other devices followed, and 1972 saw the release of the first home console, the Magnavox Odyssey. In the same year, a simple table tennis simulator called "Pong" became the first commercially successful arcade machine, leading to the production of a home edition, which went on sale in 1975 and sparked a boom in home consoles. Initially, copycat systems flooded the market, but the video game crash of 1983 resulted in the discontinuation of most game consoles. In 1985, the North American launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) ushered in a new era of video gaming, and the industry has flourished ever since.



What are the top video games?


Every gamer has personal preferences, but some titles are so popular that they have garnered huge sales. "World of Warcraft" is the most successful massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, with over 10 million subscribers at the end of 2014. "Tetris" is the best-selling game ever, selling 35 million copies on the Game Boy and more than 100 million copies since relaunching on mobile devices and the PlayStation 3 in 2006. "Wii Sports" sold 82.54 million units but was originally bundled with the Wii console in some territories, which accounts for much of the sales. One of the bestselling first-person shooters is "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," which launched in 2011 and sold 26.5 million units by 2014.