|Type||Home video game console|
|Release date||NA: August 1982 EU: July 1983|
The generation began in November 1976 with the release of the Fairchild Channel F. This was followed by the Atari 2600 in 1977, Magnavox Odyssey² in 1978, Intellivision in 1980 and then the Emerson Arcadia 2001, ColecoVision, Atari 5200, and Vectrex, all in 1982.
|Sega Master System||1986||$199|
Its original retail price was $175 and it measured 14 inches by 8 inches by 2 inches. Colecovision sold well at first, selling 550,000 units in 1982 and another 500,000 units in the first quarter of 1983. Its catchphrase in its advertising was “we bring the arcade experience home.”
Although Expansion Module #1 was part of what made the ColecoVision a success, it was the other Modules that would eventually lead to the system’s demise. Anticipation was high with the announcement of Expansion Modules #2 and #3, neither of which met gamer expectations.
Released with a catalog of 12 launch titles, with an additional 10 games announced for 1982, approximately 145 titles in total were published as ROM cartridges for the system between 1982 and 1984. River West Brands currently owns the ColecoVision brand name.
|Processor Type||Processor Speed||Other Processor Information|
|NEC D780C-1 (8-bit)||3.58 MHz||Texas Instruments TMS9928A (VDC)|
|Screen Resolution||Color Palette||Polygons \ Sprites|
|256 x 192||16 colors||32 sprites (on screen)|
|Media Format||Media Capacity||Games Released|
|North American Dreamcast with controller and VMU|
|Release date||JP: November 27, 1998 NA: September 9, 1999 BR: October 4, 1999 EU: October 14, 1999 AU: November 30, 1999 IND: December 2000|
|Introductory price||JP¥29,000 US$199 GB£200|
How Many Colecovision Games Are There? There are 145 Colecovision games for the system.
The Intellivision only has 8 hardware sprites, but it can display them all on the same line, while the Colecovision can only display 4 sprites on a line. This is why Colecovision is known for flicker. All of these sprites are 2-color, which typically means 1 visible color.
Released in August 1982, the Commodore 64 is commonly referred to as the C64 (sometimes written C= 64 to mimic the Commodore company logo) and occasionally known as CBM64 (its model designation), C-64 or VIC-64 (a label used by some users, magazine writers, third party advertisements and also by Commodore in Sweden ).
|Atari 5200 and one of its controllers|
|Units sold||1 million|
|CPU||MOS 6502C @ 1.79 MHz|
|Controller input||Joystick Trak-Ball|
September 11, 1977
In 1972 Magnavox released the world’s first home video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey. It came packaged with board game paraphernalia such as cards, paper money and dice to enhance the games.
Definition. COLECO. Connecticut Leather Company (video game manufacturer)
September 11, 1977
The Dreamcast died for two reasons… first, it was designed at a time when companies were still trying to profit from the console and the cost to profit was too high for the market. Secondly, it was technologically ahead of the market. Their previous products were the Genesis and CD.
Unfortunately, the arrival of the Playstation 2, and Microsoft’s Xbox shortly after, meant the end for the Dreamcast, and the end of Sega as a console manufacturer – in 2001 the company became a games developer for other platforms, including their former rivals, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.
The Dreamcast 2 was originally announced in 2018, with Sega president Ian Curran saying the Dreamcast 2 will revolutionize the gaming industry. Planning the console reportedly began in 2015, and development commenced in 2016.
Both the Atari 2600 and Intellivison have had compilations made for more modern consoles. The Xbox 360 Game Room included a limited set of both Atari 2600 and Intellivision games. … The Intellivision is by far the better console.
|Introductory price||US$275 CA$385 GB£199 DM499 ₣2000 ¥49,800|
|Units sold||> 3 million (1980-83)|
Coleco produced two popular lines of games, the “head to head” series of two player sports games, (Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey) and the Mini-Arcade series of licensed video arcade titles such as Donkey Kong and Ms. Pac-Man.
June 23, 1991
November 27, 1998
Soulja Boy Claps Back at Atari for Saying He Does Not Have Ownership of the Company.
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