A video history of console boot screens

Saturday, 17th September 2011 17:40 GMT By Andrew Groen

Take a stroll through the past with this oddly entertaining look at the loading screens for past gaming consoles.
Please do be aware that there’s a slightly NSFW intro hear as the video creator decided to voice his disdain for Youtube at the beginning.

Thanks, Kotaku!



  1. Yoshi

    Interesting to watch back and see that Playstation kept to a similar concept with all three of them with a simple and stylish design.

    I thought Xbox 1′s was pretty cool until it comes up with XBOX (no trolling intended, I’m serious. It looks just so bucky and out of place against the cool first part)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Butcher8

    Actually I felt that the ps3 startup was soooo bland whilst the xbox ones (both consoles) were visually impressive as well as the most memorable. My fave of all time goes to the megadrive version of Sonic loading up, “Segaaaa” still gives me chills in a good way.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. dfgjnyjjrhazcvb

    Come go and see, will not regret it Oh look


    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    God, i love the intro of the original Playstation. Just those soundeffects alone.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. tenthousandgothsonacid

    It’s a bit biased, you only get about half the ps3 start-up

    #5 3 years ago
  6. The_Red

    Lovely video. Original PS1 and Sega Dreamcast are the best IMO.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. The Evil Pope

    For me —-> 360/Gamecube/Dreamcast

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Nozz

    Playstation. Even just the sound of the boot screen was awesome.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    The original PlayStation one. It made you feel epic (no it didn’t, but it made you feel cool for owning something awesome).

    That Dreamcast one also makes me feel guilty over never actually owning one. :(

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Christopher Jack

    Loved the original PlayStation’s boot up. After all the failed disk reads, the PS2′s really got on my nerves, can’t stand it any more, nor will I allow my younger sister to handle my games.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Lounds

    Top 3
    SEGA MEGA Drive “SEGA!!!”

    xbox is lame
    PS3′s is lame
    360′s is lame
    GAMECUBE is nice.

    #11 3 years ago

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