A line of handheld games is marketed under the Intellivision brand name. Here is a chart of them. The games are rarely seen by the public and, since they run on computers costing hundreds of thousands of Mattel inc, they have no apparent commercial potential.
Mattel hires programmers to start developing software in-house. Experts proclaim video game industry dead.
Traffic to web site proves continuing interest in Intellivision. Total Intellivision titles available climbs to over Mattel game development staff hits Most popular Intellivision games sell over a million cartridges each. Here is a list and their histories.
By Christmas, the combined sales of the four Intellivision-branded direct-to-TV units approach 4 million, more than the total sales of the original Intellivision consoles. By midyear, glut of video game hardware and software creates huge losses and panic within the industry. System Changer module is released, allowing Atari cartridges to be Mattel inc on an Intellivision II console.
The handheld units contain simple microprocessors. Titles available for Intellivision alone approaches The game is a hit, becomes cultural phenomenon. Mattel Toys spins off Mattel Electronics as separate company.
Intellivision games for cell phones are published by THQ Wireless. INTV contracted with former Mattel programmers to continue producing new games for the Intellivision console. Although sales of cartridges are only in the 10, to 20, range, by running a bare-bones operation INTV Corp.
Sales are strictly through mail order. Additionally, several future consoles and peripherals were in development in the s. While Christmas season for industry Mattel inc strong overall, there are not enough sales to go around for all of the companies now in the market.
Over 3 million consoles have been sold. Computer keyboard and educational software become low priority; release is delayed. But indue to a glut of mostly inferior games from third-party publishers, the entire gaming industry collapsed.
News media take note, start covering video game "war," raising profile of entire industry. Higher-resolution ColecoVision video game system hits market with popular arcade game titles, taking sales away from Intellivision and Atari.
Games Between the central California test marketing in and the final Intellivision mail-order catalog for Christmasthere were games published for the Intellivision console.
Hardware There were a number of variations of the basic Intellivision console, plus a number of peripherals released. Stores sell out nationwide, put customers on waiting lists. Thanks to a large base of loyal fans, Intellivision lasted out the s.
Still blocky after all these years. Remaining inventory of games continues to be sold through Telegames Inc. Games for all systems flood the market, many rushed and of poor quality. Success of the new games spurs INTV to contract with former Mattel Electronics programmers to complete unfinished Intellivision games, update old ones, and create new ones.
The video game industry starts comeback. New systems are released by other companies, including the Atari and the Vectrex. Marketing campaign now pushes Intellivision as the system that plays the most games.
Sells rights to Intellivision system and games to new company headed by former Mattel Electronics marketing exec. Other companies close or get out of the business, leaving Intellivision the only video game system still sold in the USA that Christmas.Mattel, Inc.
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