Fairchild Channel F (Platform)

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Saba Videoplay was the licensed Channel F-Version for the German market. It was released in late 1977 and was positively received by the press and the general public. However, the initial retail price of over 500 DM meant that the Videoplay would be available only to higher-income households. Yet, the system sold reasonably well, offering a library of 18 games by the end of 1978. But as competition started to grow larger, the inferiority of the Fairchild-hardware became more and more obvious. By 1980 Saba dropped the hardware, which was now owned by Zircon, who licenced it to other German competitors, namely ITT and Nordmende.

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The Fairchild Channel F is a home video game console released by Fairchild Semiconductor in November 1976. It has the distinction of being the first programmable ROM cartridge–based video game...

Games released on Fairchild Channel F