Mattel Intellivision Games Console

Made:
1979 in Hong Kong
maker:
Mattel Inc.

Mattel Intellivision games console The first 16-bit console. The Intellivision could download games via cable TV and replicate human voices.

Mattel Intellivision games console with mains adaptor and six game cartridges (Armor Battle, Auto Racing, Golf, NASL Soccer, Sea Battle) each with instruction booklets, 1979. Console Serial No 100519. The first 16-bit console. The Intellivision could download games via cable TV and replicate the sound of human voices.

The first 16-bit console, the Intellivision could download games via cable TV and replicate human voices. Over 3 million Intellivision consoles were sold and 125 games were released before it was discontinued in 1991. The Intellivision was a direct competitor to the Atari 2600. The console cost $299 when it was first released, this price included the game 'Las Vegas Poker and Blackjack'. The Intellivision's best selling game was 'Astrosmash'.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
2007-5023
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
type:
games console
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford

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