VTech 3D Gamate

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VTech 3D Gamate
Manufacturer VTech
Type Handheld game console
Generation Second generation
Release date1983
InputOn-Off/Select/Shoot buttons, 8-directional D-pad, contrast dial
Power2 x AA batteries
Successor VTech Variety

The 3D Gamate, is a handheld video game console developed and manufactured by VTech, released in 1983. [1]

VTech is a Hong Kong-based global supplier of electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world's largest manufacturer of cordless phones. It is also one of the top 50 electronic manufacturing services providers globally.

It is the first video game console to incorporate 3D effects in game-play to some capacity, predating the Vectrex 3D Imager.


Only three games are known to exist for the system, all of which were released for the ProScreen a year later [2] :

The box advertised three other games that seem to never have been released:

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