But for the truly dedicated fan of retro computer games, there’s now the chance to play them on a lavish handmade monitor that can be purchased for the princely sum of $2,799.
The brainchild of Swedish artist and craftsman Love Hultén, the handmade masterpiece is called Yesterday Vision and promises a nostalgia-fuelled experience.
Inspired by the midcentury monitor enclosures, Yesterday Vision is made of mahogany wood and houses a 19″ 4:3 monitor, which features a custom screen configuration to mimic the curvature and distortion of a CRT monitor from yesteryear.
The Yesterday Vision also comes with full-range loudspeakers along with a built-in Raspberry Pi computer that emulates gaming systems like the SNES, NES, Genesis, NeoGeo, MAME, Atari 2600, N64, and PSX.
It also has HDMI connection for external devices such as a laptop, modern gaming consoles and more.
Furthermore, although it can connect up to four different controllers via Bluetooth, customers can order a set of two wireless hardwood arcade controllers for the complete retro gaming experience.
It’s not the first time Love Hultén has created a unique gaming machine. Previously he has also created a portable R-Kaid-R with an arcade joystick and buttons, as well as the Pyua,a Nintendo “shrine” with a bubble dome.
The Yesterday Vision is available to purchase on Hultén’s official website.