The VC 4000 is an early 8-bit cartridge-based game console released in Germany in 1978 by Interton. The console is quite obscure outside Germany, but many software compatible systems can be found in many European countries (see 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System). It's unclear if Interton really made the VC 4000 from scratch or if they bought the rights and the design to produce it, as many other brands produced similar systems the following years. Image File history File links Interton. ... A console manufacturer is a company that manufactures and distributes video game consoles. ... video game consoles A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer. ... Home video-game systems became popular during the 1970s and 80s. ... This article deals with the history of the second generation video game consoles. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... In various types of electronic equipment, a cartridge can refer one method of adding different functionality or content (e. ... 8-bit refers to the number of bits used in the data bus of a computer. ... The Nintendo GameCube is an example of a popular video game console. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System is a video game console released by German company Radofin in 1976. ...
The VC-4000 is powered by a Signetics 2650A CPU (same as the Arcadia 2001) and a Signetics 2636 Video Controller. The two controllers are composed of a 12 keys keypad, 2 fire buttons and an analog joystick. On the control panel of the system, one can find an on/off switch and three buttons: RESET, SELECT and START. According to Adam Osbornes classic book An Introduction to Microprocessors Vol 2: Some Real Products, the 2650 was the most minicomputer-like of the 8-bit processors. ... The Arcadia 2001 is a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio Corp. ...
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Magnavox OdysseyÂ² video game console The Magnavox OdysseyÂ², known in Europe as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox OdysseyÂ² and the Philips OdysseyÂ², and also by many other names, is a video game console released in 1978. ... The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. ... This article deals with the history of the second generation video game consoles. ... The Atari 5200 is a video game console introduced in 1982 by Atari. ... The ColecoVision was Coleco Industries second generation home video game console, released in August, 1982. ... Arcadia 2001 The Arcadia 2001 was a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio Corp. ... The Vectrex is an 8-bit video game console developed by General Consumer Electric (GCE) and later bought by Milton Bradley Company. ... The SG-1000, which stands for Sega Game 1000, is a cartridge-based video game console manufactured by Sega. ... 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The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth video game console released by Nintendo. ...
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