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.
Adman Grandstand (Fairchild Channel-F) Video Entertainment Computer
The Fairchild Channel F is a game console released by Fairchild Semiconductor in August 1976 at the retail price of $169.
ARGO Ultra 8-bit Video Game
Despite being styled like a Nintendo 64, this console is a clone of the NES.
Entertainment Computer System - NASA NS-90AP
Made in Taiwan
This LCD game is styled to look like a Nintendo GameBoy.
Grandstand 5000 Deluxe
"Colour video sports centre with remote control handsets - 10 exciting fun games with electronic console control"
A standard pong-style games console.
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.
NEC TurboGrafx 16
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.
Nintendo Wii U
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’.
RST Television Game
This games console allows you to play Pong-type games onm your television.
Sands C-2500 UHF Color TV Game Console
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 Dreamcast (PAL version)
Originally known at VR-SHOOTER, the Sega Lock-On was a little known laser tag game developed by Sega and originally released in 1992.