consoles may refer to any of the following:

1. Alternatively referred to as a computer consolesroot console,s system console, or terminalConsole is a basic computer or monitor and keyboard that is connected to another computer, server, or a mainframe over a network. It is used to maintain or monitor the status of the network or computer.

2. A game consolevideo game console, or console is a describes a gaming box or device that is primarily designed to play games that connects to a TV. For example, the Famicom, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Wii, and Wii U are all examples of consoles.

The first video game console, called the Magnavox Odyssey, was developed by Ralph H. Baer and his team at Sanders Associates and released by Magnavox in September 1972.