RCA Studio II (1977 – 1979)

The Studio II was a video game console introduced by RCA in 1977.

Rather than joysticks it had two ten button keypads built-in to the unit, making two-player games difficult. It only showed black and white graphics, and sound consisted of simple beeps from within the console itself.

As well as five built-in games, ten cartridge games were available on the US market.

The Studio II was not a commercial success, as the previously released Fairchild Channel F made it obsolete at launch, and the Atari VCS was released only 10 months later.

It was discontinued in 1979.

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