First and Second Generations of video game consoles

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In the late 70s/early 80s, video game enthusiasts were subjected to an explosion of products hoping to capitalize on the growing market for home game consoles. From the numerous Pong clones, to the suspiciously similar catridge-based consoles, consumers had far more options than there are today, for better or worse. Here is a list of those first and second generation machines for those who wish to relive the dark ages, where every colored square was pure magic.

Consoles

Handhelds

  • Game and Watch
  • MB microvision