A console manufacturer
is a company that manufactures and distributes video game consoles
. It is also known as a first-party video game publisher. Current console manufacturers are Sony
, and Nintendo
. Nintendo is the longest-time console manufacturer and oldest current one. Sony became a console manufacturer in 1995 with the Sony Playstation
. Microsoft became a console manufacturer in 2001 with the Xbox
. As of now, Sony is the strongest competitor of the recent console wars. Nintendo lost the console war of the 32/64-bit era.
Former console manufactuers