Video Game Consoles

What’s in a video game system? We'll explore the answers, highlighting games such as Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the Wii, among others.


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How PlayStation 3 Works

The PS3 boasts an incredible microprocessor, a brand-new graphics processor and what may be some of the most phenomenal on-screen images ever. Learn all about PlayStation 3 and check out the new controller.

How the PlayStation Portable Works

With its widescreen display, powerful graphics and ability to do more than play games, the PlayStation Portable (PSP) stands out in the crowd. Find out what else Sony has packed into the PSP and see how it measures up.

How Nintendo DS Works

With Sony's new portable on its tail, Nintendo's chose not to create a bigger, faster processor, but the Nintendo DS, which stands for either "dual screen" or "developer's system," depending on who you ask.

How the Phantom Worked

The Phantom was supposed to be launched in 2005, but it never made it to production. Learn about the specs and features of the Phantom game system.

How Game Boy Advance Works

Nintendo’s handheld gaming systems have dominated the market for years. Find out what made the Game Boy Advance such a major success.

How GameCube Works

It's not the best-selling console ... or the one with the best buzz... or the one with the most bells and whistles. But it's still one heck of a cool machine. Check out what the GameCube has under the hood.

How Xbox Works

Microsoft's Xbox was one of the top game systems in its day, and with Xbox Live you can even use it to play on the Web. Take a look inside the Xbox.

How PlayStation 2 Works

The PlayStation 2 was one of the most anticipated game systems ever developed. Take a look inside and see what the PS2 had to offer.

How Dreamcast Works

It may be a relic now, but in 1999, Popular Science magazine recognized the Sega Dreamcast as one of the most important and innovative products of the year. Find out what made it so amazing.

How N64 Works

The Nintendo 64 was an extremely popular video game system, with millions of users around the world. Learn where it all started and what's inside.

How PlayStation Works

The PlayStation is one of the most popular video game systems of all time. Learn how PlayStation started and what's inside this video game console.

How Video Game Systems Work

From Pong to PS3, take an inside look at computer consoles and how they work their magic to keep you entertained for hours (or days …) on end.