June 30, 2022

New video game console coming October 2018

Do you remember the original Intellivision video game system that was released by Mattel Electronics in 1980.    The original console, although not marketed as a toy was the first to play 16-bit games, which 2 generations later became an industry standard.  It also sold millions of units across 3 decades and was known to be a competitor for Atari® 2600.

Among many other first, the Intellivision was also the first to run video games with voice/speech and had the largest home console software library in the world with the release of it’s cross-platform “Systems Changer” which allowed Atari® 2600 games to be played on the system.    You may remember it’s more popular games like:  Donkey Kong Jr, Q*Bert, Bump and Jump, Diner, and B-17 Bomber.

If you were a fan of the console and games, you may be excited to hear that Intellivision Entertainment has announced it will be unveiling a new console on October 1, 2018.  The new console is being promoted as “SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, FAMILY & FUN”.  Intellivision Entertainment was quoted as saying that the new console, which has yet to have an official name, will be a “new concept, design and approach to gaming”.

When asked about the new console Tommy Tallarico, who has recently been named President of Intellivision Entertainment advised; “Our goal is to focus on bringing all age groups and levels of gamers and non-gamers together while introducing new generations of people to the legacy success of the Intellivision brand.”

If you would like to keep up to-date with developments of this new console you can subscribe at the Intellivision Entertainment website, which also indicates that the first 100,000 subscribers will “get an exclusive opportunity to purchase a special and unique Limited Edition version of the console which will not be made available in stores.”

 

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