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Released in 1979, the Microvision is the first handheld console to use interchangeable cartridges, and was unusual, in that it did not contain an onboard CPU (Central Processor). Instead each cartridge had a processor on board, this lead to a fairly high power usage, so the console needs two nine volt batteries for operation.
It was a moderate success despite being hampered by a small screen, and little software support, it was portable enough to gain a following by those needing something to play while on the move.
12 games were released for the machine, with a thirteenth game Barrage supposedly released, but not at present existing.
Manufacturer: Milton Bradley
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