The first video-game console, the Magnavox Odyssey, is released.
It allows games to be played on a TV, and includes plastic screen overlays to simulate color graphics. It has no sound effects.
Atari releases the first commercially successful arcade video game.
Pong is an electronic table-tennis game with a two-dimensional display. It leads to the start of the video-game industry.
Three years later, Atari released a home version of Pong that connected to a TV. It was sold only through Sears stores.