Magnavox Odyssey 2 games console in original packaging, 1978. Second-generation video game console released by Magnavox (a subsidiary of Philips from 1974) using programmable ROM cartridges. Included a full alpha numeric keyboard as well as joystick console. Also known as the Philips Videopac G7000, the Odyssey 2 was a direct rival to the Atari 2600 and Mattel Intellivision in the early second generation of games consoles.
Magnavox Odyssey² games console, made by Phillips in 1978.
The Odyssey²'s precursor, the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home video games console. Instead of built in games, the Odyssey² was designed to play game cartridges, and had a full keyboard which could be used with educational games or for simple programming. In Europe, where the console sold well, it was known as the Philips Videopac G7000.