Believe it or not, the very first gaming console was released not in Japan, but in America, by the Magnavox company. The Odyssey was the first dedicated video gaming system released for consumer use. Released in 1972, it was the very first digital-gaming console as well. Some collectors mistakenly call it an analog system, but only the outputs were analog–due to the fact that all TVs on the market at the time were analog. The prototype “Brown Box” of this system is on display today at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.