Consoles – 5th Generation (1993-2006)

The fifth generation of video game consoles was a period from 1993 to 2006, when the video game industry transitioned from 2D to 3D graphics, and from ROM cartridges to optical discs. The most popular consoles of this era were the Sega Saturn, the Sony PlayStation, and the Nintendo 64, which competed with each other in terms of graphics, performance, and game library.
The fifth generation also saw the emergence of some unsuccessful consoles, such as the 3DO, the Atari Jaguar, the Amiga CD32, and the PC-FX, which failed to gain a significant market share.