In 2001 Tokimeki Memorial 3 became the first bishojo game to break this trend.
However, low sales make it likely that other companies will stick with the traditional 2D graphics.
The main consoles used for bishōjo games in the nineties were the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast.
More recently the Play Station 2 has been the console of choice with a growing number of games for the Play Station Portable and Nintendo DS handhelds.
Throughout the nineties, bishōjo games underwent an evolution from being one of the most technologically demanding types of games (because their detailed 2D graphics required a large amount of storage space by the standards of early computers) to one of the least (they rarely use 3D graphics).
Several prefectures began classifying games as obscene and pulling them off the shelves.However, it was unique in that it contained not only adventure-game elements but also a combat system borrowed from tactical combat games such as Tactics Ogre.Since the late nineties, there has been a trend towards better storytelling in mainstream bishōjo games.Both were first released on the PC with erotic scenes, which were subsequently removed in their console ports.The bishojo gaming industry has resisted the transition into 3D graphics because of the blocky and distorted nature when viewed zoomed up close.