Intellivision Mattel • 1979

TypeConsole
LaunchDecember 1979
Discontinued1990
Brand
  • Mattel
Additional Brand
  • Bandai
  • Tandy Corporation
  • Sears
  • GTE Sylvania
  • Digiplay
Processor
  • CP1600
Origin
  • United States of America
The Intellivision was launched in very late 1979 by Mattel. Compared to its rival, the Atari 2600, the Intellivision featured better graphics and sound, though still sold in fewer numbers. Mattel sold their video game division to investors, that formed a new company INTV Corporation. The Intellivision was discontinued in 1990.
In 2018, a new company was formed by Tommy Tallarico, to relaunch a modern successor to the Intellivision.
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Name // Mattel Intellivision

Licensed Versions | Sears Super Video Arcade, Tandyvision One, Bandai Intellivision
Origin | United States
Processor | CP1600
Developed by | David Chandler, David Rolfe, Dave James et al
Memory | 1K RAM, 6K ROM
Display Output | Television via RF
Storage | ROM Cartridge
Input | 2 x Keypads with 16-directional dials
Cost | $299
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