Gaming consoles are increasingly becoming an everyday item for most people in the world. They are a way for people of all ages to take a break from the stresses and annoyance dealt with in the world. The Odyssey, released in 1972, was the first video game console in the world. Next Atari released Pong in 1975. Atari would go on to make improvements and rerelease different versions of Pong. Nintendo, what we now know as a gaming console giant, released it’s first videogame console in 1977. This was the beginning of the gaming era, that has since grown exponentially. The companies that made it out of the 80s and 90s what we now know as the main video game console competitors.