With my recent acquisition of a Color TV-Game Racing 112, My collection now includes almost every major revision of every Nintendo home console ever released, complete in box.
- Wii U
- Nintendo 64
- Virtual Boy (I’m counting it as a console, since it is really not portable)
- Super Famicom Jr.
- Super Famicom
- Famicom AV
- Round Button Family Computer
- Square Button Family Computer
- Famicom Disk System (a separate platform, but not a console)
- Color TV-Game Block Breaker
- Color TV-Game Racing 112
- Color TV-Game 15
- Color TV-Game 6 CTV6G (orange)
- Color TV-Game 6 CTV6S (white)
A small confession: My Wii U is not a Japanese model.
There were a few more minor revisions of the consoles along the way – FF logo/non FF logo Famicom, output changes, different coloured consoles of various sorts (even shapes like the Pikachu N64), but these are all the major Japanese revisions. The Wii Mini revision was not released in Japan.
There’s one major item missing – the Computer TV-Game. I’ll almost certainly never get one of these. This ‘console’ is incredibly rare, insanely expensive, and its questionable if it was even a consumer product since it was literally an arcade game with TV out. It sold for ¥48,000 in 1980. For comparison the Color TV Game Racing 112 was selling for ¥5000 in 1980, and the Famicom launched in 1983 for ¥14,800.
The Sega set is on its way, but will take a few more years I think. So many revisions…