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Before the NES Was the AVS

I’m twenty-eight years old and what is this? From TechEBlog:

“Before the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), there was the “Advanced Video System” (AVS), which was one of Nintendo’s earliest Famicom-like concepts for the North American market. This console was publicly shown at CES in 1985 — consisting of a keyboard, gamepads, joystick, light gun, and data storage unit. Surprisingly enough, all the components featured wireless technology via infrared.”

I guess I’m very late to the party, because I’ve never heard of the AVS until now. I realize the article I’m referencing above was posted in 2007; the original post that intrigued me was from Reddit, though the site in question wasn’t loading.

Click here for a photo gallery of the Advanced Video System.