Andre Lamothe, author of many popular video game programming books, has released his XGameStation. The XGameStation is the world's first video game system development kit designed for education to teach about console hardware design and effective low level programming skills. The kit comes with an assembled XGameStation console, a controller, all necessary cables, a CD containing all system software and tools necessary to develop for the system, and an extensive eBook that explains how the system was designed and how it works from the ground up. Everything from basic digital logic to computer engineering to circuit board design to firmware and low-level software is covered, in precise detail. Priced at $199, the kit is aimed at everyone from seasoned engineers to absolute electronics newbies.
More information can be found at the official XGameStation site.