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The Microvision was a hand-held game console released by Milton Bradley Company in 1979. The Microvision was designed by Jay Smith who later went on the design the famous Vectrex. Microvision's combination of a cartridge-based system and portability would surely be a success. In the first year, $8 million was grossed making Smith Engineering a million dollar industry. But very few cartridges, a small screen, and no backing-up by a conventional console lead to its demise in 1981.


Resolution: 16 x 16 LCD
CPU: TI TMS1100 (on cartridge)
Bits: 4
Speed: 100 kHz
RAM: 32 nibbles
Video Display Processor: Custom (made by Hughes)
Sound: ?
Cartridge ROM: 2K masked