What is the first console that you can download games?

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  1. PresidentGabriel

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    A little question about It, in 2019 is too easy to do It, and what was the pioneer?
     
  2. tongue_of_colicab

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    The DF video I watched the other day talked about the NES disk system that had kiosks where you could copy games to a disk. Does that count as downloading?

    There was also the SNES satelaview that allowed you to download games that were broadcasted over satellite. That's the oldest system that I know of that allowed you to download games from a remote source while at home.
     
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    The first with a hdd (what you need to store the game) was the xbox
     
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    I think that SNES add-on had memory to store games as well.
     
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    The Atari 2600

    Through GameLine, a cartrige that connected to your phone line and could download new 2600 games, for a fee, and store them in its internal RAM. Some of the executives behind it went on to create AOL years later, and make themselves millionaires along the way.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameLine
     
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