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Magnavox Odyssey

See below for specifications and information on this system.

Odyssey1_BoxView.jpg (22990 bytes)

Specifications and information

Introduced: May, 1972
Original Price: $75
CPU: None!  All discrete logic
Controls: 2 separate controllers with rotary dials and buttons
Games: All games are built-in, and combinations are accessed with plug-in circuit cards

This is the Magnavox Odyssey, the world's first video game system!

Be Sure to Visit These Magnavox Odyssey Sub-Pages with MORE PHOTOS!

    Odyssey Color Display Box - Inside & Out

    Odyssey Hardware - System, Controllers & Internals

    Odyssey Games - Game Cards, Game Accessories, Overlays

    Odyssey Accessories - Carrying Case and Light Rifle

The Odyssey system manual:

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The Original Sales Receipt for one of the Computer Closet's Odyssey systems, dated February 18, 1974.  The system cost $76.61, which was a lot in 1974 dollars (note that sales tax was a whopping 2.1% !!!):

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