The evolution of video game media

From jumper cards to hard disks, these are the cards, cartridges, and drives that have shaped the world of gaming.

End of an Era



As the 1990s rolled around, cartridge designs grew more distinctive--but the rise of optical discs would soon end the cartridge era.

Key: [1] Nintendo Entertainment System (1985), [2] Atari 7800 (1986), [3] NEC PC Engine (1987), [4] Sega Mega Drive (1988), [5] Nintendo Super Famicom (1990), [6] Amstrad GX4000 (1990)

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