TV ad for the Radio Shack TV Scoreboard, a 1976 pong-type game system.
Not really an ad, but it’s all I could find for the RCA Studio II. The article text is just about readable with good eyes.
The Studio II is often called the worst game console ever released. It was supported by RCA for only a year before being withdrawn.
Pretty cool this one, apart from the creepy people surrounded by blackness at the top.
(Found at Retroist.com)
“The keyboard is the key to greater challenge”, apparently.
Wikipedia page for the Odyssey2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odyssey%C2%B2
Nintendo’s first home consoles were a series of systems called ‘Nintendo Color TV Game’. This is an ad for the second in the series, the Color TV Game 15.
Lots more interesting Japanese video game commercials on TurboDuo’s YouTube channel.
An ad for the Coleco Telstar, showing its four Pong variations.
Check classicvgcommercials’ YouTube channel for lots more old video game ads.
Magazine ad for the Bally Astrocade, which released in 1977 through mail order.
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bally_Astrocade
Note the Atari comparison - things were getting competitive.