Console Game

Definition - What does Console Game mean?

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.

Techopedia explains Console 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.

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