We currently have 206 games consoles in our collection. While it isn't a exhaustive list, it is a good approximation of what we have here at the Centre for Computing History. If you have something which you would like to donate to us, please head to our donation page for information.

Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher

Atari VCS (Darth Vader)

Released:
1981

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Description:

The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in October 1977.


Acetronic Electronic TV Game

Released:
1978

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Description:

Manufactured by Radofin in 1979

It has 10 sports action games:
Space Target
Table Tennis
Hockey
Squash
Squash Practice
Target practice
Gridball
Soccar
Basketball
Basketball practice



Acetronic MPU-2000

Released:
1978

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Description:

Manufactured by Radofin.


Acetronic Telesports IV

Released:
-0001

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Description:

This programmable colour TV game easily connects up to most televisions - colour or black and white.


ActionMax

Released:
1986

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Description:

Action Max is a games console using VHS tapes for games.


Adman Grandstand (Fairchild Channel-F) Video Entertainment Computer

Released:
1976

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Description:

The Fairchild Channel F is a game console released by Fairchild Semiconductor in August 1976 at the retail price of $169.


Adman Grandstand 3600 Mk II TV Game

Released:
-0001

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Description:

A four-game Pong console from Adman Grandstand.


Adman Grandstand TVG-2600 Mk II

Released:
1976

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Description:

The Grandstand TVG-2600 Mk II is a 1977 Games Console of the Pong variety.


Amstrad GX4000

Released:
1989

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One of only two home consoles to originate from the UK, the other being the BBC bridge companion.


ARGO Ultra 8-bit Video Game

Released:
-0001

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Description:

Despite being styled like a Nintendo 64, this console is a clone of the NES.


Atari 2600 (Junior)

Released:
1984

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Description:

The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in October 1977.


Atari 2600 VCS

Released:
1977

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Atari Jaguar

Released:
1992

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Casio Loopy

Released:
1995

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Description:

The Casio Loopy, subtitled My Seal Computer SV-100, was a 32-bit home video game console.


Chess Companion II

Released:
1982

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Description:

The Companion II is a sophisticated chess computer which automatically registers your moves on its built-in sensor chessboard.


ColecoVision Games Console

Released:
1981

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Description:

The ColecoVision was distributed by CBS Electronics outside of the United States, and was branded the CBS ColecoVision.


Color TV Game 15

Released:
1977

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Description:

Nintendo released the Color TV Game 15 on June 8th 1977, just a week after the TV Game 6.


Color TV Game 6

Released:
1976

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The Color TV Game 6 was the first Color TV Game ever released.


Color TV-Game Block Breaker

Released:
1979

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The "Color TV-Game Block Breaker" was released on April 23rd, 1979; the 1-player console runs a ported version of "Block Breaker", one of Nintendo's arcade games based on Atari's Breakout.


Commodore 2000K Games Console

Released:
1976

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Description:

Following Commodore’s acquistion of MOS technologies (famous for producing the later 6502 chip for the PET), the Pong-like TV Game consoles 2000K and 3000H made their appearance.


Commodore 3000H Games Console

Released:
1976

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Description:

Following Commodore’s acquistion of MOS technologies (famous for producing the later 6502 chip for the PET), the Pong-like TV Game consoles 2000K and 3000H made their appearance.


Commodore C64 GS Games System

Released:
1990

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The Commodore 64 Games System (often abbreviated C64GS) was the cartridge-based game console version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer.


Commodore CDTV

Released:
1991

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Launched in March 1991, the Commodore CDTV was a multimedia platform developed by Commodore International.


Conic TG-621 Video Games Console

Released:
1976

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Description:

The Conic TG-621 is a "pong" style console that uses the popular GI AY-3-8500 chip and therefore provides the standard four games: Tennis, Hockey, Handball, and Practice.


Conic TVG-SD-01 Games Console

Released:
1976

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Description:

This Conic TVG-SD-01 Games Console dates from 1977 and is for two players with a choice of Hockey, Squash, Handball and Tennis


Cue Ball

Released:
-0001

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This electronic LED game offers three different varieties of pool: straight pool, poison pool, and trick shots.


Demon Driver

Released:
-0001

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This electronic game console uses two film strips which advance at different speeds to simulate driving on a racetrack.


Electron Blaster

Released:
-0001

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Description:

This handheld game console used a vacuum flourescent display to show attacking alien craft and the player's earth defence ship.


Entertainment Computer System - NASA NS-90AP

Released:
-0001

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Made in Taiwan


Famulator

Released:
-0001

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 One of the clones that more closely resembles the Famicom in both colour and it's top loading nature, the Famulator is unusual in respect that it does not have any inbuilt games, so the player needs a ready stream of Famicom games.

FM Towns Marty

Released:
1990

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Description:

The FM Towns Marty is a fifth-generation home video game console released in 1991 by Fujitsu, exclusively for the Japanese market.


Fying Flapjacks

Released:
1981


Description:

Flying Flapjacks from Innovator Electronics 1982.


Game Boy Advance

Released:
1999

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Description:

Released in 2001, the Game Boy Advance was Nintendo's first handheld game console in a landscape form-factor.


Game Boy Color

Released:
1998

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Description:

Released in 1998, this handheld console was fully backward compatible with older monochrome cartridge.


Game Child

Released:
-0001

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This LCD game is styled to look like a Nintendo GameBoy.


Game Wave Family Entertainment System

Released:
2005

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The Game Wave Family Entertainment System is a hybrid DVD player and video game console.


Gizmondo

Released:
2005

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Description:

The Gizmondo is a handheld gaming console released by Tiger Telematics in March 2005.


Grandstand 5000 Deluxe

Released:
1976

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Description:

"Colour video sports centre with remote control handsets - 10 exciting fun games with electronic console control"

A standard pong-style games console.


Grandstand 6000 Colour

Released:
1977

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Description:

One of the early colour TV games but still the same set of PONG like variants!

This console used joysticks rather than the rotary paddles which meant the bats could move in two dimensions!!


Grandstand Astro Wars

Released:
-0001

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This portable game console requires the player to dodge missiles fired by alien ships, destroy the attackers, and launch and recover their space capsule.


Grandstand Double Dragon

Released:
1987

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Description:

This LCD game features the Double Dragon fighting game.


Grandstand Firefox F-7

Released:
1982

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Description:

This Grandstand games console was introduced in 1983.


Grandstand Gauntlet

Released:
1987

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Description:

LCD game of heros battling it out with monsters.


Ingersoll XK400 Mini TV Game

Released:
1976

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Description:

Mini TV Game from 1977 featuring 4 electronic action games: Tennis, Practice, Football and Squash.


Intellivision

Released:
1978

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Mentor Tele-Sports Electronic TV Game Console

Released:
1976

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Description:

A prolific board builder of the 1970's was Radofin, based in Hong Kong.


Mephisto Chess Challenger

Released:
-0001

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An electronic chess game console, complete in original box with manual and AC adaptor.


Merlin, the Electronic Wizard

Released:
1977

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Description:

Merlin (sometimes known as Merlin, the Electronic Wizard) was a handheld electronic game first made by Parker Brothers in 1978.


Micro Genius IQ-501

Released:
1990

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Description:

There are several models of the Micro Genius, but the Micro Genius IQ-501 was particularly popular until the official introduction of competitors like Sega and Nintendo in the regions where it was sold.


MP5 GamePlayer

Released:
-0001

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This "VideoPlayer"-brand handheld gaming console plays NES and MegaDrive/Genesis ROMs, as well as playing video files and music.


N-Joypad

Released:
-0001

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The N-Joypad is a Nintendo Entertainment System clone manufactured by the Hong Kong-based company ABL, which is different from other clones because it does not use cartridges, instead relying on "compact discs" (which are actually pieces of plastic) of different size.


NASA - Entertainment Computer System

Released:
-0001

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Description:

Made in Taiwan


NEC PC Engine

Released:
1987

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The PC Engine is the first games console from NEC, and was a collaboration with the software company Hudsonsoft.

NEC PC-FX

Released:
1994

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Description:

The PC-FX was a video game console released by NEC in Japan.


NEC TurboGrafx 16

Released:
1987

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Description:

TurboGrafx-16, fully titled as TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem and known in Japan as the PC Engine, is a video game console developed by Hudson Soft and NEC, released in Japan on October 30, 1987, and in North America on August 29, 1989.


Neo Geo Pocket Color

Released:
-0001

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The Pocket Color was the last games console to be release by SNK.


Nintendo Game & Watch - Donkey Kong II

Released:
1982

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Donkey Kong II is the sequel to Donkey Kong.


Nintendo 64

Released:
1997

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Description:

FDS and the FCD, was released on February 21, 1986 by Nintendo as a peripheral for the Nintendo Family Computer console in Japan .


Nintendo Game & Watch - Fire RC-04

Released:
1979

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Description:

Nintendo Game & Watch RC-04 Fire 1980 silver LCD 1 player.


Nintendo Game & Watch - Mario Bros

Released:
1985

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Description:

Mario Bros.


Nintendo Game & Watch - Squish

Released:
1985

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In this handheld game players control a little creature who avoids being squished by moving walls controlled by an alien on the top screen.


Nintendo Game Boy

Released:
1989

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Description:

The Game Boy is an 8-bit handheld video game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.


Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

Released:
2003

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Description:

Released in February 2003, the Game Boy Advance SP is an upgraded version of Nintendo's Game Boy Advance.


Nintendo Game Boy Pocket

Released:
1995

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The Game Boy Pocket is a redesigned version of the original Nintendo Game Boy.


Nintendo Game Boy Pocket

Released:
1995

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Description:

The Game Boy Pocket is a redesigned version of the original Nintendo Game Boy.


Nintendo GameCube - Australian

Released:
2001

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Description:

The Australian Game Cube is identical to the European PAL model, with the exception of it's power supply.


Nintendo GameCube - European

Released:
2000

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Nintendo Wii

Released:
2006

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Description:

Boxed with controller.


Nintendo Wii U

Released:
2012

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Description:

For their successor to the enormous selling Wii, Nintendo seemed to want to tap into the new craze for tablets, so the Wii U console has an enormous game pad, with a touch screen, with standard controllers built round the edges of it, from the start it was clear this was not what people wanted, the fanbase of the Wii was people who wanted to play against each other, jump and dance around, suddenly Nintendo were just saying to them, ‘here, take this tablet and sit back down’.


Nokia N-Gage

Released:
-0001

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Description:

The N-Gage QD was a handheld game console and smartphone released by Nokia in 2004.


Novex Computerized Electronic Video Game

Released:
-0001

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Description:

This game console by Novex is similar to other advanced Pong consoles.


NVIDIA Shield P2571

Released:
2015

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Description:

The NVIDIA Shield Android TV (originally known as Shield Console) is an Android TV based set-top box aimed at both home entertainment and gaming in the living-room.


OnLive Game System

Released:
2010

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Description:

OnLive was a Mountain View, California-based provider of cloud visualization technologies.


OTRON Video Game Gamatic 7600

Released:
1976

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Description:

A classic Pong system powered by the Texas Instruments TMS-1965 chipset.


Ouya

Released:
-0001

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Description:

The Ouya is a microconsole running its own version of the Android operating system, developed by Ouya Inc.


Panasonic R.E.A.L 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

Released:
1992

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Prinztronic Tournament 6 Colour TV Game

Released:
-0001

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This Prinztronic-brand pong console offers the standard six games in colour.


Prinztronic Tournament 6000

Released:
-0001

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Description:

Prinztronic was the own-brand trade name of the British "Dixons" photographic and electronic goods stores.


Prinztronic Tournament II Deluxe

Released:
-0001

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Description:

A basic Pong clone, based around the ubiquitous General Instruments AY-3-8500 chip.


Prinztronic Tournament IV

Released:
-0001

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Description:

This Prinztronic game console offers the usual Pong-type games: squash, tennis, football, target practice.


Prinztronic Videosport 600

Released:
1977

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Description:

Electronic TV game.


Prinztronic Videosport 800-Colour

Released:
-0001

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Description:

Electronic colour video game.


Radica Mega Drive Sensible Soccer Plus

Released:
2003

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Description:

This version of the Radica Mega Drive was released by Radica Games Ltd (now owned by Mattel) in 2004.


Radica Mega Drive v1

Released:
2002

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Description:

The Radica Mega Drive was released by Radica Games Ltd (now owned by Mattel) in 2003.


Radica Mega Drive v2

Released:
2003

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Description:

The second version of the Radica Mega Drive was released by Radica Games Ltd (now owned by Mattel) in 2004.


Radofin Colour TV Game

Released:
-0001

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Description:
  • Hooks up easily to most televisions.

Radofin Programmable Video System tele-sports IV

Released:
1977

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Description:

As with many early Pong clones, the Tele-Sports IV was designed around the General Instruments AY-3-8500 chipset.


Radofin Tele-Sports Mini

Released:
-0001

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Description:

This minature Pong console uses sliders instead of knobs to controlk the player's paddles.


Retroad HM-5 Classic NES

Released:
-0001

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Description:
This modern NES-on-a-chip allows you to run NES game cartridges.

Rowtron Television Computer System

Released:
-0001

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Description:

Part of the Interton VC-4000 family of video consoles.


RST Television Game

Released:
-0001

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Description:

This games console allows you to play Pong-type games onm your television.


Sands C-2500 UHF Color TV Game Console

Released:
1976

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Description:

A pong type console manufactured by Sands (Taiwan) 1977
It includes 4 games with joysticks Tennis, Football, Squash solo and Squash
Amateur & Professional modes with variable ball speed


Sega 16-Bit Mega Drive II

Released:
1989

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Description:

The Mega Drive is a fourth-generation video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988 and Europe, Australia and other PAL regions in 1990.


Sega 32x

Released:
-0001

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Description:

The Sega 32x is an add-on for the Sega Mega Drive.


Sega Dreamcast (Japanese Version)

Released:
1999

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Description:

The Sega Dreamcast is a video game console which was released by Sega in November 1998 in Japan and in late 1999 in other territories.


Sega Dreamcast (PAL version)

Released:
1999

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Released:
1991

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Originally known at VR-SHOOTER, the Sega Lock-On was a little known laser tag game developed by Sega and originally released in 1992.


Sega Master System

Released:
1986

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