Seventh generation of video game consoles

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The seventh generation of video game consoles began on November 22, 2005.wikipedia
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Wii

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For home consoles, Microsoft's Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005, which was soon followed by the release of Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii on November 19, 2006, the following year.
As a seventh-generation console, the Wii competed with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3.

PlayStation 3

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For home consoles, Microsoft's Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005, which was soon followed by the release of Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii on November 19, 2006, the following year.
The PlayStation 3 competed primiarily against Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

PlayStation Portable

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November 2004 saw the introduction of the Nintendo DS (NDS), and the PlayStation Portable (PSP), came out in December.
As a seventh generation console, the PSP primarily competed with the Nintendo DS.

Nintendo DS

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November 2004 saw the introduction of the Nintendo DS (NDS), and the PlayStation Portable (PSP), came out in December.
Its main competitor was Sony's PlayStation Portable during the seventh generation of video game consoles.

Eighth generation of video game consoles

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The eighth generation had already begun in early 2011, with the release of the Nintendo 3DS.
These video game consoles follow their seventh generation predecessors from the same three companies: Nintendo's Wii, Sony's PlayStation 3, and Microsoft's Xbox 360.

PlayStation 2

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Sony also gave the PSP multimedia capability; connectivity with the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, other PSPs; as well as Internet connectivity.
Even with the release of its successor, the PlayStation 3, the PS2 remained popular well into the seventh generation, and continued to be produced until 2013, when Sony finally announced it had been discontinued after twelve years of production – one of the longest lifespans of a video game console.

Xbox 360

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For home consoles, Microsoft's Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005, which was soon followed by the release of Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii on November 19, 2006, the following year.
It competed with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

Grand Theft Auto IV

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The Xbox 360 has managed to gain a simultaneous release of titles that were initially planned to be PS3 exclusives, including Devil May Cry, Ace Combat, Virtua Fighter, Grand Theft Auto IV, Final Fantasy XIII, Tekken 6, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and L.A. Noire.
Considered one of the most significant titles of the seventh generation of video games, and by many critics as one of the greatest video games of all time, it won year-end accolades, including Game of the Year awards from several gaming publications.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

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Sony would provide support for its console with new titles from first-party franchises such as Gran Turismo, Team Ico, and God of War, and secured a number of highly anticipated third-party exclusive titles, including Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Yakuza 3 and Valkyria Chronicles.
The game has been considered one of the best games of the seventh generation of console gaming and among the greatest of all time.

Xbox One

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At E3 2013 Microsoft revealed the Xbox 360 E, the final iteration of the Xbox 360 series, to be succeeded by Xbox One.
The Xbox One is the successor to Xbox 360, Microsoft's previous video game console, which was introduced in 2005 as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

Xbox 360 launch

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The Xbox 360 launch marked the release of the first high-profile seventh generation video game console.

Assassin's Creed

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Announced exclusives titles for the PlayStation 3 such as Assassin's Creed; Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War, and Fatal Inertia were released on Xbox 360 as well, with the latter making its release on Xbox 360 before the PlayStation 3 version.
The Sands of Time was a critical and financial success, leading Ubisoft to request Ubisoft Montreal to develop a sequel, aiming for the next console generation.

Wii launch

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The Wii launch was the release of Nintendo's seventh generation video game console.

PowerPC

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Its use in 7th generation of video game consoles and embedded applications provided an array of uses.

Game controller

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Before the seventh generation of video game consoles, plugging in a controller into one of a console's controller ports were the primary means of using a game controller, although since then they have been replaced by wireless controllers, which do not require controller ports on the console but are battery-powered.

Final Fantasy XIII

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The Xbox 360 has managed to gain a simultaneous release of titles that were initially planned to be PS3 exclusives, including Devil May Cry, Ace Combat, Virtua Fighter, Grand Theft Auto IV, Final Fantasy XIII, Tekken 6, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and L.A. Noire.
In May 2005, however, after the positive reception of the tech demo of Final Fantasy VII, the team decided to move the game to the PlayStation 3 and developed it with the new Crystal Tools engine, a seventh generation multiplatform game engine created by Square Enix for its next generation games.

Nintendo

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Nintendo entered this generation with a new approach embodied by its Wii.
With more than 100 million units sold worldwide, the Wii is the best selling console of the seventh generation, regaining market share lost during the tenures of the Nintendo 64 and GameCube.

Grand Theft Auto V

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Considered one of seventh and eighth generation console gaming's most significant titles and among the best video games ever made, it won year-end accolades including Game of the Year awards from several gaming publications.

PlayStation Vita

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In 2004, it released the PlayStation Portable (PSP) to compete with the Nintendo DS as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

Classic Controller

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The overall configuration is similar to that of other major seventh generation console gamepads.

GameCube

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Early models of the Wii are fully backwards compatible with GameCube software and most of its accessories; the Wii Family Edition and the Wii Mini iterations lack GameCube support.
Its successor, the seventh-generation Wii (some models of which have backward compatibility with most GameCube software), was released in November 2006.

Wii Sports

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In Japan, where the game was not included with the system, the game sold 176,167 copies in the first two days of release, a record for a seventh generation console game in Japan.