American electronics company

Magnavox (Latin for "great voice",[1] stylized as MAGNAVOX or sometimes Magnavox) is an American electronics company. It was founded in 1917 by Edwin Pridham and Peter L. Jensen in the United States. In 1974, it became a subsidiary of Philips, a Dutch electronics corporation.


It is known for releasing the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972, the first commercial video game console.[2]

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  1. Gamester81. "History of Consoles: Magnavox Odyssey 2 (1978) | Gamester 81". Retrieved 2020-08-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. "In Search of the First Video Game Commercial – Video Game History Foundation". Retrieved 2020-06-04.

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