- Golden Age
The Nineties of Video Games
1990 - 1999
Nintendo released its Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super NES).
The Sega Genesis was released in Europe and Australia.
SNK released the Neo Geo.
Philips released the Compact Disc Interactive, or CD-i, which could not only play games, but also had the ability to be used for multimedia needs. It was discontinued seven years later as a result of commercial failure.
Atari released the Atari Jaguar in North America, and the next year in Europe and Japan.
The Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) was founded. Later in the year the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) was also founded in order to create age restrictions on video games.
Sega released the Sega Saturn in Japan; it was brought to North America and Europe the next year.
Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation was released in North America, Europe and Australia; it was initially sold in Japan.
Nintendo sold the Nintendo 64 in Japan and North America.
The Game Boy Color was sold.
Sega released the Dreamcast outside of Japan.