|Welcome to Pong Picture Page!
This site is a collector´s project. It is meant to be a comprehensive
resource for serious collectors who want to get information and pictures
about rare or unusual systems as well as a helpful tool for rookies who are
just starting their own collections.
Our website is probably the world’s biggest source of pictures for
classic video game systems and accessories from the beginning of home video
gaming in the seventies to the major crash in the mid eighties!
This is NOT a commercial project nor is it an online shop and any prices we
list are meant as average values only. These old systems can normally be
found on eBay in the country they originally released for.
We are sorry, but you cannot buy any of the systems shown here from us!
but if you send us a mail we can probably help you to find and get your desired system on the net or from other sources.
Please use our search function to easily find information about specific
consoles. There is also an advanced search option for more detailed
The site is growing daily, but as it is a private project we are not always
able to provide all of the information we have about the systems you might
be interested in online. If you do not see the information you need, please
drop us an email and we will be happy to answer any questions that we can.
The main focus of this site is on older and rarer video game systems; in
particular, Pong systems, early cartridge based systems like the Fairchild
Channel F, RCA studio II, and the Emerson Arcadia. In addition to these, we
also present information on some of the most sought after and classic
systems like the ColecoVision, Atari VCS 2600, GCE Vectrex,Mattel
Intellivision, Bally Arcade, and the Magnavox Odyssey 2/ Videopac.
The main sources of our pictures are eBay and other collectors that have
provided us with pictures of their own systems and have kindly granted us
permission to use them. Therefore, the quality varies from very good to
well... miserable. We cannot guarantee if all of the pictures that were sent to us were originally made by the sender
or if they were take without permsission from other sources so please get in contact with us if you find pictures from your own collection and we will erase them from our catalog.
Most of the pictures shown here will be replaced bit by bit with our
own pictures that have been taken by professional photographers (for example
all the pictures that are shown in the category pong/by rarity/very common).
The value shown for each item is just an average of how a particular item
has sold over the past few years (we have been monitoring eBay since the
year 2000). However, a system can sell for much more or less depending on
how many collectors find it and really want it during the time the item is
listed for auction. Also, there is a big difference in value based on where
a system is sold. For example, you can buy a Colecovision on eBay/USA for
$15 because it once had a huge distribution in the USA while the same system
sells in Germany for $80. So, please don´t take our value reference too
The info given in the text after each item, for example [RN:6-3] [YR:77]
[SC:DE], will be soon replaced by small graphics but before this happens you can get the following informations:
[RN:6-3]: This info is very important to get an idea of how desirable a
R=Rarity (0-9): This shows how rare a system is (0=could be found everyday -
N=Demand (0-9): This shows how sought after the system is (0=no one is
interested in it 9=every collector wants to have it)
For example: RN:7-1 means you might have a system that is very rare, but
almost no one is really interested in while RN:0-9 means you have a system
that is very common, but everyone wants to own it (for example, the Vectrex)
[YR:77]: This shows the year of release, in this case 1977
[SC:DE]: This shows the country of release, in this case
DE=Deutschland/Germany. Other values include ES=Espania/Spain, FR=France
Please take the time to browse thought our massive collection of pictures
and information. You can also create an account which will allow you to
write comments on each item you find here as well as take part in our forums
that will hopefully launched this summer. ENJOY!!
P.S. Thanks to Darren Sulfridge for corrections.
To create an account please click here.