A video game console is an interactive computer that can be paired with a display device such a television or a monitor to enjoy a video game.
The term ‘video game console’ is used for the gaming machine that is mainly designed for playing video games on a TV and thus it is distinguished from handheld game consoles or home computers.
Invented in 1950 game consoles have continually evolved since then and continue to evolve. So far there have been eight generations of video game consoles. The earliest generation used cartridges while the latest use internet and optical media.