List of dedicated consoles

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This is a list of all dedicated video game consoles in chronological order.

Most first generation video game consoles are dedicated consoles, i.e. they have a single game or limited list of games built in, and are not equipped for additional games. They almost ceased to be produced for a time, until about 2004; many consoles produced since then have older generation game content, repackaged and rebranded.

List by date order[edit]

First generation (1972–1980)[edit]

Name Release date Manufacturer
Ping-o-Tronic 1974[1] Zanussi Italy
Telstar 1976 Coleco United States
Sears Tele-Games 1975 Atari United States
Video Pinball 1978 Atari United States
Stunt Cycle 1977 Atari United States
APF TV Fun 1976 APF United States
Sportsman T101 1976 Unisonic United States
Tournament 100 1976 Unisonic United States
Tournament 102 1976 Unisonic United States
Tournament 150 1976 Unisonic United States
Tournament 200 1976 Unisonic United States
Tournament 1000 1977 Unisonic United States
Tournament 2000 1977 Unisonic United States
Tournament 2501 1977 Unisonic United States
Olympian 2600 1978 Unisonic United States
Radio Shack TV Scoreboard 1976 Radio Shack United States
Colorsport VIII 1978 Granada United Kingdom
Binatone TV Master Mk IV 1977[2] Binatone United Kingdom
Color TV Game 6 (Japan only) 1977 Nintendo Japan
Color TV Game 15 (Japan only) 1978 Nintendo Japan
Color TV Racing 112 (Japan only) 1978 Nintendo Japan
Color TV Game Block Breaker (Japan only) 1979 Nintendo Japan
Computer TV Game (Japan only) 1980 Nintendo Japan
Wonder Wizard 1976 General Home Products
BSS 01 (GDR only) 1980 VEB Kombinat Mikroelektronik Erfurt East Germany
TV játék 1980 Videoton Hungary
Compu-Vision 1983 Bently United States

Second generation (1976–1992)[edit]

Name Release date Manufacturer
Game & Watch series 1980-1991 Nintendo Japan

Sixth generation (1999–2007)[edit]

Name Release date Manufacturer Units sold
Atari Flashback 2004 Atari United States
Atari Flashback 2 2005 Atari Inc. United States 860 thousand[3]

Seventh generation (2005–2012)[edit]

Name Release date Manufacturer Units sold
Atari Flashback 3 2011 AtGames United States
Atari Flashback 4 2012 AtGames United States
Atari Flashback 64 2013 AtGames United States

Eighth generation (2011–present)[edit]

Name Release Date Manufacturer Units Sold
Atari Flashback 5 2014 AtGames United States
Atari Flashback 6 2015 AtGames United States
Atari Flashback 7 2016 AtGames United States
Atari Flashback Portable 2016 AtGames United States
Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition 2016 Nintendo Japan
Retro-Bit Generations 2016 Retro-Bit United States
Atari Flashback 8 2017 AtGames United States
Atari Flashback Portable 2017 AtGames United States
Super Nintendo Entertainment System: SNES Classic Edition 2017 Nintendo Japan
Sega Genesis Flashback 2017 AtGames United States
Retro-Bit Super Retro-Cade 2018 Retro-Bit United States
Sega Genesis Classic Game Console 2018 AtGames United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tristan, Donovan (2010). "Hardware Glossary". Replay, The History Of Video Games. Yellow Ant. ISBN 978-0-9565072-2-8. 
  2. ^ "OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum". www.old-computers.com. Retrieved 2018-05-12. 
  3. ^ Vendel, Curt. "The Escapist : Curt Vendel: The Escapist Interview". The Escapist. Retrieved 8 May 2014.