Home Video Game Consoles before NES

  • Magnavox Odyssey

    Magnavox Odyssey
    The Magnavox Odyssey was the first gaming console used at home.
  • Atari PONG

    Atari PONG
    After the original PONG coin-op, Harold Lee decided to create system that could be played at home.
  • Wonder Wizard 7702

    Wonder Wizard 7702
    The Wonder Wizard 7702 combined elements of previous systems into a more convenient home system.
  • Coleco Telstar

    Coleco Telstar
    The Coleco Telstar was comprised of only 3 games with 3 difficulty settings. It was also the first system to use GI's AY-3-8500 chip. After the chip, more games and more difficulty settings could be added.
  • Fairchild Channel F

    Fairchild Channel F
    The Fairchild Channel F was the first system to have cartridges; 26 with 4 games on each one.
  • RCA Studio II

    RCA Studio II
    The RCA Studio II was an attempt out-do the Magnavox Odyssey, but it failed.
  • Bally Professional Arcade

    Bally Professional Arcade
    The Bally/Midway Professional Arcade was based around the Zilog-Z-80 microprocessor.
  • Mattel Intellivision

    Mattel Intellivision
    The Mattel Intellivision was a system set out to defeat the Atari. A keyboard was supposed to be added, but it never fully went through.
  • Vectrex

    The Vectrex was the first home systems to have a monitor built in. After the crash of the video game market, the Vectrex crashed as well.
  • NES

    The NES(Nintendo Entertainment System) was designed by Masayuki Uemura and first released in Japan.