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Is there a console that can play all games? Answered

What i mean is a console that can play ps3/xbox360/ps2/psp/DS/GBA/wii/gamecube/n64/etc games all in one box? I think one of these could save tons of money.

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Salty_Dalty
Salty_Dalty

Best Answer 11 years ago

No, there isn't one being sold right now. But if you were determined enough and have advanced technical skills you could make one yourself by taking apart each console and making one huge super console. I have had this idea in my head since I was a kid. But the reason there isn't one is because companies don't want YOU to save money, THEY want to earn more money. So unless you make one, there probably never be one unless the economy went way positive and somehow a dollar was worth a current $1,000,000.

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luckyind
luckyind

8 years ago

The Chinese gave me a quote of $235.00 to make a console to do this even play the old games from the 80s, I don't remember the company but they also make the dreambox that is a set top box that streams Internet TV to your TV and allows you to turn the channels just like cable. Go to www.made-in-china.com start there you will find them.

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chilll2009
chilll2009

10 years ago

the machine is the(da da daaaaa) GAMING PC! (you will also need emulators and roms)

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kirbyxox
kirbyxox

Answer 9 years ago

last time i looked the pc wasn't a console and it can't run 360, ps3, dreamcast and barely run wii games.

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NYPA
NYPA

11 years ago

No but there IS a special cable that connects all TV gaming systems into one. But that's just for if you don't have enough inputs.

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snothin
snothin

Answer 9 years ago

hdmi cables are universal so have one for each system and a good tv

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robotguy4
robotguy4

11 years ago

Its called a computer running emulation software. Its slower than a console, FYI.
Try this website:
http://www.emulator-zone.com/
I don't know the legality of this. I know that PS1 games will run on a computer with just some software, but other games (especially cartridge games) will require you downloading it or something... I've seen people play the n64 version of Super Smash Bros. This emulation will probably not work with all consoles.

Other wise, probably not... Though I think I did see something about a guy who combined a bunch of consoles together, but that won't save you any money, as you would have to still buy the consoles and put them together. Plus the consoles probably won't interest you from the look of your example list (I'm talking about '80s style games).

Actually, I have something in my files that I came up with a while back... You could be able to use it for anything. Hold on:
(FYI: this part is a joke. I thought I would type it up for fun. I'm not making fun of you).
HOW TO RUN GAMEBOY GAMES ON YOUR PSP
What you will need:
A Psp
A Gameboy
A knife
some duct (or duck) tape
and some insanity

1. Take the Gameboy and put it back to back to the PSP.
2. Take your duct tape and wrap it around both the PSP and Gameboy.
3. Using the knife, cut holes in the tape so you can reach switches, buttons, etc.
4. Turn it on and put in a cartridge! AWESOME! You are now able to play Gameboy games on your PSP!
5. Taking it further. I theorize that you could take this process further by utilizing this technique with other systems. I hope some day to apply it to make Mac run on eMachines, Vista crash on a Commodore 64 and Linux run on a hamster. THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!

-R4

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digitrunner
digitrunner

Answer 10 years ago

once you have an emulator for a particular game you go to one of thousands of websites and download the roms for the games you want...btw emulators arent illegal its the roms that come into question

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countable
countable

Answer 11 years ago

oh you

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bobhill125
bobhill125

11 years ago

tape all the systems together

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digitrunner
digitrunner

Answer 10 years ago

lol another use for duct tape

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Gangsta Snug
Gangsta Snug

Answer 11 years ago

thats awesome i will later super ghetto to think ghetto

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digitrunner
digitrunner

10 years ago

With a modded xbox or a pc you could install emulators for pretty much all consoles and download the roms for each platform, I know this is a software approach and not a hardware hack but its doable right away and I'm a strong believer in instant gratification :}

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knex_mepalm
knex_mepalm

11 years ago

Sure, the average PC is good enough for many consoles, but you need the "illegal emulator" Technically it isn't illegal since you did no sell it out and only private use, but the emulator sites are closing because of people suing.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Answer 11 years ago

Looks cool! I gave it 5*

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~Aeronous~
~Aeronous~

11 years ago

all i did was take a wii xbox 360 and a ps3 then took all the covers off and put them all in a big metal box and made holes in it for the cds to go in

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Sypran
Sypran

11 years ago

Other then some very very small console called the EMU box... but you dont want emu so idk,
All consols have difrent programing ways, and software want to pass though certain chips together.
the best way i can think of is if you feel you have enough knowledge and resorces to build a box around the pre existing consoles (and a TV as well then its an arcade cabnet =P) if you dont want to take them apart. and as for a single 1 contoller... i cant say Ive heard of one

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shadowz66
shadowz66

11 years ago

you could some how program your computer to play console games (there's an instructable how to play ds games on a computer)

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An Villain
An Villain

11 years ago

the wii vc plays most nintendo games, but microsoft and sony games you have to buy individual consoles.

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dynno97
dynno97

11 years ago

I have seen the PS3 Play Xbox360 games if that is helpful. It reads the Xbox360 game as a DVD. The only downside is that you cant play online.

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TigerNod
TigerNod

11 years ago

No, but it would be technically possible. Something like darth vader said in his comment.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

11 years ago

(Should TOTALLY be considered best answer!) Yeah. But it would cost about 50$ more than all of those systems.... IT would also be really big. And have a lot of wires...

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robotguy4
robotguy4

11 years ago

HEY! YOU STOLE MY IDEA! (see my answer)

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Wasagi
Wasagi

Answer 11 years ago

Wow, I didn't even see that. I fail, at life. I'm really sorry for that. Whoops.

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robotguy4
robotguy4

Answer 11 years ago

No problem.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

. It's possible, but you'd end up with one of each machine, all sharing a common set of controls (probably difficult to interface one set of controls to all machines) and the display (the only part that might be easy).
. Or a computer with emulators for each system (a la MAME). Accepting all the different cartridges would be difficult.
. You'd probably have to do a lot of reverse-engineering.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Answer 11 years ago

Our friend and I were brainstorming ideas. we thought that we could have a DVD drive for game systems that used optical discs, then slots for cartage games like gameboy and DS. We could set up a separate wireless box for where we plug controllers and such.