We can distinguish between static platforms of specially developed game consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System or the PlayStation and generic platforms such as PC games and those for mobile phones that sometimes change greatly. Most successful gaming console of all time in terms of sales is currently the PlayStation 2 from Sony. More current game consoles are the PlayStation 3 from Sony, the Xbox 360 from Microsoft and the Wii by Nintendo.
In addition, a market for portable devices such as the Game Boy series and the Nintendo DS from Nintendo and Sony PSP exists. The mobile computer game was once exclusively the domain of handheld consoles, one finds today more and more game platforms which include PDAs and mobile phones, in addition to their actual functions they also have games support.