Yes, I'm well aware that there were other things happening in the world of electronic entertainment during 1977-78. I'm only focusing on the Home Videogames for programmable systems. That should be more than enough to keep me busy for a good long time.
So, let's look at 1978. There are four (possibly five) active consoles in 1978:
Fairchild Channel F (formerly VES)
Bally Professional Arcade
The Magnavox Odyssey^2
I'm pretty certain the Bally console didn't get out and working properly until April of 1978. I really have no clue as to when the Odyssey^2 made its debut. For purposes of keeping this mess manageable, I'm going to continue by starting 1978 with the Atari (hell, mine's still hooked up from 1977) move on to the Fairchild's last hurrah (before it's Zircon resurrection.), continue with the Bally Pro Arcade and close the year with the Odyssey^2.
Here's a list of what came out in 1978 as far as I can tell. I welcome any corrections should I be in error.
Atari VCS 1978
Hunt & Score
Fairchild Channel F 1978
#15 Memory Match
#16 Dodge It
#17 Video Pinball
#20 Video Whizball
Bally Professional Arcade 1978
Gunfight / Checkmate / Scribblin / Calculator (built ins)
280Zzzap / Dodgem
Clowns / Brickyard
Elementary Math / Bingo Math
Letter Math / Spell & Score / Crosswords
Panzer Attack / Red Baron
Tornado Baseball / Tennis / Hockey / Handball
Magnavox Odyssey^2 1978
Armored Encounter / Subchase
Bowling / Basketball
Las Vegas BlackJack
Matchmaker / Buzzword / Logix
Math-A-Magic / Echo
Speedway / Spin-out / Crypto-Logic
I'm not entirely sure about some of the years on these, but again, I'm trying not to be too anal about it. The other console I think may have existed in 1978 is the APF MP1000. I don't have that one yet, and I'm not sure if it was 1978 or 1979 during which it was released. If anyone can set me straight on that, I'd appreciate it.
EDIT added APF games
APF MP1000 1978
Bowling / Micro Match
Brickdown / Shooting Gallery
Casino 1: Roulette / Keno / Slots
Hangman / Tic-Tac-Toe / Doodle
Pinball / Dungeon Hunt / Blockout
UFO / Sea Monster / Break it Down / Rebuild / Shoot
Hmm, 1978 may take until Thanksgiving 2005 to get through!
Next entry we'll start with Basketball for the Atari VCS.