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Currys logo.png
Type Public
Founded 1884 (Currys)
1937 (Dixons)
August 7, 2014 (Dixons Carphone)
September 2021 (Currys plc.)
Headquarters Hemel Hempstead, England, U.K.
Key people Henry Curry (Currys)
Charles Kalms (Dixons)
Industry toys, electronics
Products toys, electronics
Number of people not disclosed

Currys plc is a British electronics company.


Currys was formed by Henry Curry in Leicester, England in 1884.


Dixons was founded by Charles Kalms in Southend-in-Sea in Essex, England in 1937.


Prinztronic logo.png From 1972 to 1983, Dixons stores sold Prinztronic branded versions of calculators and video game consoles licensed from manufacturers such as Radofin.

Dixons purchases Currys

Dixons purchased Currys in 1984.

Renaming of Dixons stores to Currys

Dixons stores were rebranded as Currys in the United Kingdom beginning on April 5, 2006, in Ireland in August 2008, and on its online store in 2012.

Dixons Carphone plc

On August 7, 2014, Dixons and the Carphone Warehouse Group merged to form Dixons Carphone plc.

Currys plc

Dixons Carphone plc was renamed to Currys plc in September 2021.

Video game systems by Prinztronic

Name Year released Added to museum Notes
Micro 5500 1978 Not yet Based on the Radofin Telesports IV
VC-6000 1979 MPU-2000 (Acetronic version of the VC-6000): March 22, 2018 Based on the Radofin 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System