Fifth Gerneration War

The fifth-generation era (also known as the 32 bit era and occasionally, after the release of the Nintendo 64, the 64 bit era and more rarely the 3D era) refers to the computer and video games, video game consoles, and video game handhelds available at stores. The fifth generation lasted approximately from 1993 to 2006 and was dominated by three consoles.

  • "Nintendo" - Nintendo 64 (1996)
  • "Sega" - Sega Saturn (1994)
  • "Sony" - PlayStation (1994)

Demographics in console sales varied widely, but these three consoles, especially the PlayStation, defined the system wars of this era. The FM Towns Marty, Amiga CD32, 3DO, the NEC PC-FX, and Atari Jaguar were also part of this era, but their sales were poor and they failed to make a significant impact on the market, though the Amiga CD32 was selling well at the time for a Europe-only release. Other companies during this war was:

  • Commodore
  • Panasonic, Sanyo and GoldStar
  • Atari

Worldwide sales standings

  • PlayStation Gran Turismo
  • Nintendo 64 Super Mario 64
  • Sega Saturn Virtua Fighter 2
  • 3DO Return Fire
  • Virtual Boy ?
  • Atari Jaguar Alien vs Predator
  • Apple Bandai Pippin ?

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