Magnavox Odyssey

first commercial home video game console
The Magnavox Odyssey console.

The Magnavox Odyssey is a video game console made by Magnavox in 1972. It is the first video game console ever made.

The console could only display three square dots on the screen, and they could be moved with two controllers. To get a different game, you had to put a sheet of plastic on the TV screen and insert a card into the console that matches the number.