A little digression into an evening GamePro conversation: When we were discussing which topic we want to take up in terms of retro games and consoles, our PlayStation 1 lover Dennis had a very clear idea of when retro gaming begins. “Well, that’s obvious, at the very earliest with the NES, so everything that’s really old and pixelated, isn’t it?”
“Please what? The Xbox 360 and PS3 already feel like they’re from another life to me.” I (Chris) then countered, because in my eyes the PS4 and Xbox One with their full online features, high-quality graphics and modern TV functions such as HDR have ushered in a whole new era.
This started a discussion in which the opinions could hardly have been more different: Our Animal Crossing guru Basti, for example, counts the Nintendo Wii to the same generation as the Gamecube, which is why it gets the retro seal for him, ex-soccer player Annika and horror dictionary Samara agree with him at least on the PS2 and Xbox to.
Your task is now to use your swarm intelligence to provide clarity. In your opinion, from which generation of consoles can one speak of “retro”?
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