If you ever want a quick primer through the history of gaming consoles, here's the fastest crash course you can get.
It's a quick infographic put together by the digital storefront Fanatical (formerly Bundle Stars). It starts from the release of the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972, and extends all the way to the release of the Nintendo Switch last year.
Because of the nature of the infographic, the summaries for each console are pretty short. But there's good nuggets of history throughout. It doesn't touch on the history of the PC too much, which underwent enough changes of hardware and platforms (through operating systems) that it's probably better served with an infographic of its own.
If you ever have anyone who has a passing interest in how far consoles have come, the above is a neat little primer into gaming history. Out of curiosity: how many consoles on the list have you tried, and for the older gamers among us, how many have you owned?