Some answers to this are easy: NES/Famicom, PS1, Game & Watch, etc. However, as time rolls forward, the lines between getting older and retro are becoming more blurred for a lot of video game consoles.

Is there a time period that must pass for a video game system to be considered retro? Is the Gamecube considered retro now? Wii (9 years old)? Xbox? PS2? How do we define retro video game consoles?

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The definition of 'retro' comes down to, pure and simple, opinions: for example, I think that PS2 and beyond will never become retro, due to the graphical style. So only 5th gen and below are considered retro IMO.

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