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The Color TV-Game consoles were Nintendo's first home consoles released between 1977 and 1980.
It was succeeded by the Color TV-Game Racing 112, with a racing wheel controller and gear stick, in 1978. It was the first video game product designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. It featured vertical scrolling graphics, similar to the Speed Race series of arcade games.
The three above consoles were produced in collaboration with Mitsubishi. The first console produced entirely by Nintendo was the Color TV-Game Block Breaker, released in 1979, also designed by Shigeru Miyamoto.
The above four Color TV Game consoles sold 3 million units in Japan. Nintendo's final Color TV Game system was Computer TV-Game in 1980, the series eventually being succeeded by the Famicom in 1983.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sheff, David (1999). [27 Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World]. GamePress.. “Nintendo entered the home market in Japan with the dramatic unveiling of Color TV Game 6, which played six versions of light tennis. It was followed by a more powerful sequel, Color TV Game 15. A million units of each were sold. The engineering team also came up with systems that played a more complex game, called "Blockbuster," as well as a racing game. Half a million units of these were sold.”
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://kotaku.com/5785568/nintendos-first-console-is-one-youve-never-played