Nintendo GameCube

YEAR: 2001 INITIAL PRICE: 199$ (289$ in 2019) The sixth-generation console is the successor to the Nintendo 64. Nintendo’s entry into the sixth generation of the Console Wars, was released in late 2001. In response to third parties being driven away by the Nintendo 64‘s continued use of cartridges, Nintendo shifted away from that format and toward optical media…

VECTREX

YEAR: 1982 INITIAL PRICE: $199 , $526 in 2019 The Vectrex is a vector display-based home video game console developed by Smith Engineering. It was first released for North America in 1982 and for both Europe and Japan in 1983. Originally manufactured by General Computer Electronics, it would soon be licensed to Milton Bradley after they acquired the company. Bandai would release the system…

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

YEAR: 21 Nov 1990 Japan Initial Price: $199 The SNES is Nintendo’s second programmable home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The console introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities compared with other systems at the time. The development of a variety of enhancement chips integrated in game cartridges helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace. The SNES was a…

Universum TV Multispiel 2006

Year: 1978 Initial Price: 199DM This is the follower of model 2004, released in 1978, uses the same AY-3-8500 chip and offers two more games. Compared with it’s predecessor it has sliders instead of dials. It is quite common and was also sold by Hanimex (model 7771). CPU AY-3-8500 BUTTONS Yes SWITCHES Yes BUILT IN GAMES 6 CONTROLLERS 2…

Palladium Tele-Match 4000

YEAR: 1977 INITIAL PRICE: $99 The Palladium Tele-Match 4000 is a subdivision of the mail order company known as Neckerman in Germany. The console was made under the american MAGNAVOX license, featuring the original AY-3-8500 “Ball & Paddle” integrated circuit.   Specifications: ON/OFF power switchRESET buttonSELECT GAME knobBAT SIZE (small/large) switchBALL SPEED (slow/fast) switchANGLE 40°/20°…

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

YEAR: Japan-1983 \US-1985\ EU-1986 INITIAL PRICE: $179 US Dollar, $451.79 in 2018 The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was initially released in Japan as the Family Computer, commonly known by the portmanteau abbreviation Famicom \FC on July 15, 1983, and was later released in New York City in 1985, and…

Game Boy (Original 1989)

YEAR: 1989 INITIAL PRICE: $89.95 The Game Boy is an 8-bit handheld game console which was developed and manufactured by Nintendo and first released in the 100th anniversary of Nintendo in Japan on April 21, 1989, in North America on July 31, 1989 and in Europe on September 28, 1990. It is the first handheld console in the Game Boy line and was created and published by Satoru Okada and Nintendo Research & Development.   The Game Boy is…

Magnavox Odyssey²

Year: 1978 Price: US $179 (equivalent to $657.28 in 2016) The Magnavox Odyssey², also known as Philips Odyssey² is a second generation home video game console released in 1978. It was sold in Europe as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazilas the Philips Odyssey and in Japan as Odyssey2 (オデッセイ2 odessei2). Odyssey² was one of the major three home consoles prior to the 1983 video game market crash, along with Atari 2600 and IntelliVision. In the…

Playstation 1

YEAR:  December 1994 (Japan) INITIAL PRICE: $299   The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. The PlayStation is the first “computer entertainment platform” to ship 100 million units, which it had reached 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch. In 2000, a redesigned, slim version called…

ATARI 2600 (30 million units sold)

YEAR: 1979 to 1992 INITIAL PRICE: $199 (equivalent to $786.49 in 2016)   Manufacturer Atari Type Home video game console Generation Second Generation Retail availability NA: September 11, 1977 EU: 1978 JP: October 1983 (Atari 2800) Introductory price US$199 (equivalent to $786.49 in 2016) Discontinued January 1, 1992[1] Units sold 30 million (As of 2004)[2] Media ROM cartridge, Tape CPU 8-bit MOS 6507 @ 1.19 MHz Memory 128…