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First use of an OS in gaming consoles?

TL;DR: For early consoles, having an OS was the norm; lacking one was an exception Even the very first second-generation consoles - that is, the ones using a micro-processor (*1) - commonly had some ...
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First use of an OS in gaming consoles?

Based on the updated definition, I’d nominate the Intellivision. As per Wikipedia: Inside every Intellivision console is 4K of ROM containing the Exec software. It provides two benefits: reusable ...
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First use of an OS in gaming consoles?

This all boils down to what is counted as an OS to begin with. First consoles such (e.g. NES) had no ROM in them and CPU started the execution from cartridge ROM directly. The next step is to have a ...
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First use of an OS in gaming consoles?

I'd go for the Philips CD-i system, released 1990. It used an operating system called CD-RTOS. Similar to modern consoles it could play audio & video discs as well as games.
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