Check out these Christmas Video game ads from years gone by

A collection of video games ads from Christmas catalogues – 1972 to 1996.


Just the other day we looked at how drastically different video game advertising is now, in comparison to previous decades. Coincidentally, a Reddit user has gone the extra mile and compiled over two decades worth of video game advertisements from Christmas catalogues and other print publications. Over the course of the 96(!) images you’ll see all the retro gaming gear you know from Sega, Nintendo and Atari. However there are also a few surprises in there, such as a Konami handheld device and a Coleco Telstar arcade game, featuring a physical car dashboard and steering wheel replica!

You can see the complete set of images HERE