Today’s video game auctions are oldies, but goodies. In the world of Nintendo you can always find something interesting from the early days. Today’s video game auctions also include Japanese items.
A.L.S Industries produced something called the “Entertainment Center”. It was a product tailored to organizing your consoles and games, specifically for the Atari 2600, Sega Master System and the Nintendo Entertainment System. A.L.S also made an exclusive, officially licensed Entertainment Center solely for Nintendo which can be seen here. So whats the difference between the product shown above for auction and the Official Nintendo one? Nothing really, except that the Entertainment Center that A.L.S created for Nintendo has the “Nintendo’s Stamp of Approval”, and “Nintendo” is written on the front of the center.
The Entertainment Center on auction right now is made for all 3 systems. I cannot say if there are any differences between the centers but they look exactly the same for placement so even if you bought the Official Nintendo one, you could still use that one for your Atari 2600 and Sega Master.
The description written on box says: “A portable, light-weight storage apparatus for storing a video game console that also allows a user to sit comfortably in a couch or chair and play video games in front of a living room television or the like. The apparatus provides an “all-in-one” control center with multiple accessories, including an “arcade style” player pad, storage for the video game console unit, storage for a hand-held controller and video game media, instruction and code booklet storage, a player privacy shield and a drink holder. When not in use the storage unit can be easily transported away from the television area to an out of the way location.”
The 3 in 1 Entertainment Center is at a very reasonable price of $29.95. It’s brand new mint in box which is amazing for something made in 1987(24 years old!).
Other Video Game Auctions:
Vintage Super Mario Bro’s Blanket – The seller doesn’t know if it’s official or not, but my take would be that it’s official. Although the tag is missing, take a look at Mario. He’s very well done. You’d need to have a professional machine to be that accurate no?
NES or Famicom Converter for Super Nintendo – Seller says this is only for the Super Nintendo, but I see it used on a Super Famicom as well.
Relisted Nintendo Entertainment Japanese Store Sign – Price dropped by 50%!