There are few classes of consumer electronics that have had as exhilarating heights and as cringe-inducing lows as video game consoles. Since the Magnavox Odyssey plugged into TVs back in 1972 and delivered Pong to the masses, gaming consoles have demanded our attention.
Magnavox Odyssey 100 Orange Console
6 games console flops that gave gaming a bad name We've all heard about consoles like the Sony PlayStation Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox and there's a good chance you have one of these or more secreted beneath your television set right now. A successful games system can sell hundreds of millions of units generating an incredible amount of revenue for its manufacturer via raw sales and licensing fees on every game sold. Console gaming has become so big that veteran consumer technology…
The 1st commercial video game console. Released in 1972. Made by Magnavox. The Odyssey console came packaged with dice, paper money, and other board game paraphernalia to go along with the games, and a peripheral controller—the first video game light gun—was sold separately.