Eroge was much less common on consoles - only NEC's PC Engine series had officially licensed adult games, and from the mid-90s, Sega's Saturn.
Both Nintendo and Sony disallowed adult video games on their consoles.
As the Visual Novel standard was adopted, the erotic parts in eroge began to become less and less apparent.
Many eroge become more story-oriented than sex-oriented, making story as the main focus for many modern eroge.
Soon, new genres were invented: ASCII's Chaos Angels, a role-playing-based eroge, inspired Dragon Knight by Elf and Rance by Alice Soft.
Early eroge usually had simple stories, some even involving anal sex, which often led to widespread condemnation from the Japanese media.
More and more people who used to reject such type of games began to become more open-minded that it isn't just about sex anymore.
There is no set definition for the gameplay of eroge, except that they all include explicit Erotic or sexual content depending of the game.
In 2002 a 13-episode anime series was produced, as well as another 24-episode anime series in 2006.
According to Satoshi Todome's A History of Eroge, Kanon is still the standard for modern eroge and is referred to as a "baptism" for young otaku in Japan.