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1976 - 2nd generation system
The SABA Videoplay is a German-made Pong console that was released in the 1970s. It was developed by the company SABA and it was one of the earliest home video game consoles. The SABA Videoplay was similar to other Pong consoles of the time, such as the Atari Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey. The SABA Videoplay featured a simple circuit board and it had a built-in black and white TV receiver, a built-in speaker and a power supply. The console had two knobs, one for controlling the horizontal movement of the paddle and one for controlling the vertical movement. The SABA Videoplay had a very limited library of games, it had only one game available, Pong. The game was a simple tennis-like game where the player would use the knobs to control the paddles and hit the ball back and forth. The SABA Videoplay was not a commercial success, it faced intense competition from other Pong consoles and home consoles of the time. SABA stopped producing the Videoplay in the mid-1970s, and it is now considered a collector's item and is highly sought after by enthusiasts and retro gaming enthusiasts. Due to the limited release of the console, the games and software for the SABA Videoplay are relatively scarce and hard to find. The SABA Videoplay had a very limited library of games, it had only one game available, Pong. Pong was a simple tennis-like game where the player would use the knobs to control the paddles and hit the ball back and forth. Some versions of the SABA Videoplay had multiple variations of Pong with slight variations in gameplay such as "Squash" and "Hockey" mode. That being said, the SABA Videoplay offered very limited gaming options compared to other consoles of the time.