People around the world spend more than $90 billion a year on video games — not bad for an industry that's only a few decades old. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the consoles and cartridges that started it all.
Which company released the first home video game console in 1972?
Which of the following features was famously lacking in the Odyssey?
color and sound
How many Odyssey units were sold in the first year of the console's release?
What 1972 Atari game rushed a host of home console clones?
Which store sold the first home version of "Pong" in the United States?
How many cloned versions of Atari's home "Pong" console flooded the market between 1975 and 1977?
What company introduced the first central processing unit-based console to the American market in 1976?
When did Atari release it's classic Video Computer System (VCS) console, which would later be known as the 2600?
What classic Atari game did both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak have a hand in creating?
What 1982 Atari game do many video game fans lament as one of the worst games in history?
Which toy company released the Intellivision console in 1980?
Milton Bradley Co.
Which company produced the Game and Watch, a portable gaming system that was wildly popular in the early '80s?
What legendary game came with the ColecoVision console?
When did Nintendo release its first home console?
What did Atari call its version of "Space Invaders"?
Which of the following was the first handheld console that used interchangeable cartridges?
Nintendo Game Boy
Sega Game Gear
Milton Bradley Co. Microvision
How many Atari 2600 consoles did Atari sell by 1992?
What was the best-selling game ever released for the Intellivision?
"Major League Baseball"
Which game came standard with the Intellivision console?
"Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack"
True or false: Around 30 percent of all American households had a NES by 1990.
Which of the following games did NOT come standard with the NES when it was released in 1985?
"Super Mario Bros."
Which company released the Telstar Arcade — a triangular console — in 1977?
What famous game was a sales disaster for Atari when it was released in March 1982?
"Atari Video Cube"
Which game came standard with Sega's Master System when it was released in North America in 1986?
"Sonic the Hedgehog"
True or false: The NES sold more than 60 million units worldwide.
What is the name of Sega's pre-Sonic rival to Nintendo's Mario?
Which classic NES game was originally released with a gold-colored cartridge?
"Back to the Future"
"The Legend of Zelda"
Which game came standard with Atari's 2600 console when it was released in 1977?
Which came first — the Game Boy or Game Gear?
Who hit the home console market first — Mario or Sonic?