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A console game is a type of interactive multimedia software that uses a video game console to provide an interactive multimedia experience via a television of other display device. The game console generally consists of a handheld wireless (or wired) remote control device and a computer that runs the game's software.
Console game media can come in the form of a disk, which is inserted into the game console, although the latest game consoles download game demos directly from the Internet to built-in storage devices. Older game consoles use cartridges, which stored the game's programming on integrated circuits.
A console game is also known as video game.
Console games may also be played on specialized computers, which may be referred to as game consoles. Using audio-video output devices, video and sound are controlled by players' interactions with game characters through hand-held controllers.