Prinztronic Tournament 5000
Prinztronic Tournament 5000 console with two controls and t.v connection. Prinztronic was the own-brand trade name of the British Dixons photographic and electronic goods stores.
The Tournament 5000 was part of the PC-50x Family, a series of home video game consoles belonging to the first generation prevalent in Europe between 1975 and the early 1980s, all of which were produced in Asia. The designation PC-50x of the series derives from the name of the cartridges (PC-501, PC-502, etc.).
The consoles do not have a central processor. All the chips are housed in the game cartridges, all which are based on the chip family AY-3-8xxx by General Instrument.
The initial model SD-050 varied in terms of outward appearance, manufacturers names and slight modifications. However each unit had the same overall design with two detachable controllers with 10 buttons located on the top of the machine. These 10 buttons were used to select the different games available on each cart.
This machine was very kindly donated by Andy Taylor.
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH30542. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.