MyMedia Retrospective: Mattel Intellivision

In the late 70s Atari was the main name associated with videogames. Their flagship: the Atari VCS/2600 was the dominant home gaming system. A number of competitors made an attempt at capturing some of the market for them selves, but none of then opposed a serious enough threat until Mattel Electronics introduced the Intellivision(Intelligent Tellivision). Mattel began development on the Intellivision in 1978, one year after Atari introduced the VCS/2600, and after a short test marketing phase in 1979 the system was officially released in 1980.

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