Best Second Generation Video Game Consoles

The Top Ten

1 Atari 2600 Atari 2600 Product Image

Best console ever invented. Started the golden age of video games. Most successful console ever. Went for 16 years from 1977-1993. Very innovative at its time. - floridiancat

Had the second longest lifespan of any home video game console. (Longest was the Sega Master System 1985-Currently ongoing in South America) Had some classics that we all remember such as Pitfall, Kaboom, Space Invaders, Pong, SwordQuest, Adventure, Breakout, and various arcade ports

2 ColecoVision ColecoVision Product Image

LOVE THIS SYSTEM, THE BEST RIGHT NEXT TO ATARI 2600!

3 Intellivision Intellivision Product Image

Way better graphics than Atari 2600, much more sophisticated game play too.

At least the Intellivision had more variety of games then the ColecoVision...

Overrated, claims to have better graphics than the 2600...It looks the same to me.

4 Magnavox Odyssey 2 Magnavox Odyssey 2 Product Image

Very underrated system. Not as good as the Atari 2600 or ColecoVision, but it's a good system.

5 Vectrex Vectrex Product Image

The Vectrex is hideously underrated. For one thing, it had vector graphics, so you got smooth lines. - Dominicmgm

6 Sega SG-1000
7 Fairchild Channel F
8 VTech Videosmarts
9 Emerson Arcadia 2001
10 Bally Astrocade

The Contenders

11 Atari 5200 Atari 5200 Product Image

Who put this here. THIS VIDEO GAME SYSTEM STARTED THE VIDEO GAME CRASH 0F 1983!

12 Wii

This is 7th gen, not 2nd gen...

Not sure what 2nd generation is, but Wii is my favorite console ever!

Love Wii u but stuff like Atari coleco not Nintendo

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