List of dedicated video game consoles

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This is a list of dedicated video game consoles in chronological order. Only officially licensed dedicated consoles are listed in the retro style sections. This list may not be complete yet.

Dedicated consoles are video game consoles that have a single game or a limited list of games built into the console itself, and are not equipped for additional games that are distributed via ROM cartridges, discs, downloads, or other media. All first-generation video game consoles are dedicated consoles. Starting in the 2000s, there has been a new wave of dedicated consoles focused primarily on retrogaming.

Early dedicated home consoles (1972–1984)[edit]

There are 888 home video game consoles known to have been released in the first generation of video game consoles. They can be found in the List of first generation home video game consoles.

Early handheld electronic games (1976–present)[edit]

Name Release date Manufacturer
Mattel Handheld Games original series 1976-1982[1] Mattel United States
Blip 1977 Tomy United States
Coleco Handheld Games 1978-??? Coleco United States
VTech Handheld games 1979-1991 VTech Hong Kong Palmtex United States
Game & Watch series 1980-1991 Nintendo Japan
Astro Wars 1981 Grandstand United Kingdom
LCD Solarpower 1982 Bandai Japan
Tiger Electronics Handheld Games series 1987-1998 Tiger Electronics United States
Acclaim Handheld Games series 1988-1991[2] Acclaim Entertainment United States
Barcode Battler 1991 Epoch Japan
Nintendo Mini Classics 1998-present Nintendo Japan
Pokémon Pikachu 1998 Nintendo Japan
Pokémon Pikachu 2 1999 Nintendo Japan

Retro style dedicated home consoles and handhelds (2001–present)[edit]

Retro styled dedicated video game consoles and handhelds are listed within the main article.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mattel Handheld Games". Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  2. ^ "Acclaim Handheld Games". Retrieved 2018-10-15.