elcome to the Video Game Kraken.

The video game industry evolve very fast and only while we remember fondly the consoles and video games of our childhood, some great systems and some not-so-great have fallen into the void. This site is dedicated to theses video game consoles and peripherals that have been lost in time.

To navigate this site you can either use the site menus or the following timeline of obscure console. More will be added on a weekly basis.

Site Content:
Consoles: 39
Home Consoles: 16
Handhelds: 16
Tabletops: 4
Plug & Play: 3
VHS Based: 3
Projection: 0

Timeline of the obscure

1972
  • Odyssey

    Manufacturer : Magnavox

    Original Price: $99

    Number of Unit Sold: 350,000

    Number of Games: 28 games on 11 cartridges

    Type: Home Console

  • Fairchild Channel F

    Manufacturer : Fairchild

    Original Price: $169

    Number of Unit Sold: 350,000

    Number of Games: 26 + 2 built-in games

    Type: Home Console

  • RCA Studio II

    Manufacturer : RCA

    Original Price: $149

    Number of Unit Sold: 64,000

    Number of Games: 10

    Type: Home Console

  • ITT Schaub-Lorenz Programmable Television

    Manufacturer : ITT

    Original Price: Varies depending on the model

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 4

    Type: Other

  • Astrocade

    Manufacturer : Bally

    Original Price: $299

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 25 licensed game

    Type: Home Console

  • MP1000

    Manufacturer : APF

    Original Price: $129.95

    Number of Unit Sold: Unknown

    Number of Games: 1 built-in and 12 cartridges

    Type: Home Console

  • Fairchild Channel F System II

    Manufacturer : Fairchild/Zircon International

    Original Price: $99

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 26 + 2 built-in games

    Type: Home Console

  • Odyssey² / Videopac G7000

    Manufacturer : Magnavox

    Original Price: $179

    Number of Unit Sold: 2,000,000

    Number of Games: 72

    Type: Home Console

  • M1000 / Imagination Machine

    Manufacturer : APF

    Original Price: $599

    Number of Unit Sold: 20,000

    Number of Games: 1 built-in and 12 cartridges

    Type: Home Console / Micro Computer

  • Microvision

    Manufacturer : Milton Bradley

    Original Price: $49.99

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 12

    Type: Handheld

  • Star Chess

    Manufacturer : VideoMaster

    Original Price: £70

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 1 Built-In

    Type: Plug & Play

  • Videomaster Colour Cartridge

    Manufacturer : Videomaster

    Original Price: Unknown

    Number of Unit Sold: Unknown

    Number of Games: 4

    Type: Home Console

  • Cassette Vision

    Manufacturer : Epoch

    Original Price: ¥13,500

    Number of Unit Sold: 400,000

    Number of Games: 11

    Type: Home Console

  • Cosmos

    Manufacturer : Atari

    Original Price: Unknown

    Number of Unit Sold: Not released

    Number of Games: 9

    Type: Tabletop

  • Select-A-Game

    Manufacturer : Entex

    Original Price: $49.99

    Number of Unit Sold: 25,000

    Number of Games: 6

    Type: Handheld

  • Vectrex

    Manufacturer : GCE

    Original Price: $199

    Number of Unit Sold: Unknown

    Number of Games: 28 games

    Type: TableTop

  • Adventure Vision

    Manufacturer : Entex

    Original Price: $79.95

    Number of Unit Sold: 10,000

    Number of Games: 4

    Type: Table Top

  • My Vision

    Manufacturer : Nichibutsu

    Original Price: ¥39,800

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 6

    Type: Home Console

  • Compact Vision TV Boy

    Manufacturer : Gakken

    Original Price: ¥8,800

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 5

    Type: Home Console

  • PV-1000

    Manufacturer : Casio

    Original Price: ¥14,800

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 13

    Type: Other

  • Super Micro

    Manufacturer : Palmtex/Home Computer Software

    Original Price: $39.95

    Number of Unit Sold: 5,000

    Number of Games: 3

    Type: Home Handheld

  • Epoch Game Pocket Computer

    Manufacturer : Epoch

    Original Price: ¥12,000

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 5 + 2 Built-In

    Type: Handheld

  • BBC Bridge Companion

    Manufacturer : BBC Enterprises Ltd

    Original Price: £199.99

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 9

    Type: Home Console

  • Video Challenger

    Manufacturer : Select Merchandise

    Original Price: £59

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 7

    Type: VHS-Based

  • Family Driver / Video Driver

    Manufacturer : Sega

    Original Price: ¥8,800

    Number of Unit Sold: Unknown

    Number of Games: 3

    Type: VHS Based

  • Visual Information System (VIS)

    Manufacturer : Tandy

    Original Price: $699

    Number of Unit Sold: 11,000

    Number of Games: 84 softwares

    Type: Home Console

  • Virtual Boy

    Manufacturer : Nintendo

    Original Price: $179.95

    Number of Unit Sold: 770,000

    Number of Games: 22

    Type: TableTop

     

  • Loopy

    Manufacturer : Casio

    Original Price: ¥25,000

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 10

    Type: Home Console

  • Super A’Can

    Manufacturer : Funtech

    Original Price: Unknown

    Number of Unit Sold: Unknown

    Number of Games: 12 games

    Type: Home Console

  • R-Zone

    Manufacturer : Tiger

    Original Price: $29.99

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 25

    Type: Handheld

  • Giocatraduci

    Manufacturer : Sanyo

    Original Price: Reward Program

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 3

    Type: Handheld

  • In2it

    Manufacturer : Philips

    Original Price: Unreleased

    Number of Unit Produced: A few hundreds

    Number of Games: 9

    Type: Handheld

  • PasoGo

    Manufacturer : Koei

    Original Price: ¥39,800

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 7

    Type: Handheld

  • Agenda-Game

    Manufacturer : Sanyo

    Original Price: Reward Program

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 3

    Type: Handheld

  • Game.com

    Manufacturer : Tiger Electronics

    Original Price: $69.95

    Number of Unit Sold: 300,000

    Number of Games: 21

    Type: Handheld

  • WonderSwan

    Manufacturer : Bandai

    Original Price: ¥4,800

    Number of Unit Sold: 1,550,000

    Number of Games: 113

    Type: Handheld

  • Video Buddy

    Manufacturer : Interactive Learning Group

    Original Price: $59.95

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 24

    Type: VHS Based

  • WonderSwan Color

    Manufacturer : Bandai

    Original Price: ¥6,800

    Number of Unit Sold: 1,100,000

    Number of Games: 93

    Type: Handheld

  • Nuon

    Manufacturer : VM Lab

    Original Price: $300-350

    Number of Unit Sold: Unknown

    Number of Games: 8

    Type: Home Console / Other

  • SwanCrystal

    Manufacturer : Bandai

    Original Price: ¥7,800

    Number of Unit Sold: 850,000

    Number of Games: 93

    Type: Handheld

  • Zodiac

    Manufacturer : Tapwave

    Original Price: $299 / $399

    Number of Unit Sold: 200,000

    Number of Games: 47 Exclusive and All PalmOS Games

    Type: Handheld

  • Gameking

    Manufacturer : Timetop

    Original Price: ?

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 57

    Type: Handheld

  • Gizmondo

    Manufacturer : Tiger Telematics

    Original Price: £229 / £129

    Number of Unit Sold: 25,000

    Number of Games: 14

    Type: Handheld

  • digiBLAST

    Manufacturer : Nikko Entertainment B.V.

    Original Price: 79.95€

    Number of Unit Sold: 100,000

    Number of Games: 20

    Type: Handheld

  • HyperScan

    Manufacturer : Mattel

    Original Price: $69.99

    Number of Unit Sold: Unknown

    Number of Games: 5

    Type: Home Console

  • VZON TF-DVD560

    Manufacturer : Coby

    Original Price: $105

    Number of Unit Sold: ?

    Number of Games: 12

    Type: DVD Player

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