Video Game Console Tech Specs



A video game console is essentially a computer has traditionally been designed to do one thing- play video games from cartridges. Today this has evolved into online gameplay, downloadable games via WiFi, and more. Since they’re computers, what’s under the hood? That’s one of the things a video game manufacturer fails to specify, and most people are complacent.

Here I lay out the “skinny” on video game consoles. Have fun!

 X-Box 360Nintendo WiiNintendo Wii-UPlaystation 4
System RAM:N/A 88 MB 2048 MB8 GB
Drive Capacity:4 GB 512 MB8 GB500 GB
CPU Speed:N/A 729 MHzN/AN/A
CPU Cores:N/A 1N/A8
Disc Capacity: 8.5 GB 8.5 GB8.5 GB8.5 GB
Disc loading type:Slot loadingSlot loadingSlot loadingSlot loading
Video outputs:Component, HDMI (v1.4) Component, RCA / composite, S-Video Component, HDMI (v1.4), RCA / composite, S-VideoHDMI
Video Formats:1080p, 1080i, 720p 576i, 480p, 480i1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i2160p [4K UHDTV], 1080p, 1080i, 720p
Released:August 3, 2010November 19, 2006November 18, 2012November 15, 2013



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