Origin The idea for a video game console can be traced back to Ralph H. Baer in 1966. He and a team comprising of Bill Harrison, and Bill Rusch started developing prototypes. After seven prototypes, lucky number seven known as the “Brown Box” was chosen by Magnavox to go into mass production. The console sold … Read moreMario Did Not Invent the Odyssey, Magnavox Did. The first ever video game console!