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Mattel's Intellivision underwent test marketing in 1979 before seeing a nationwide release in 1980. The console was comprised of two hardwired controllers, each featuring a numeric keypad, four physical buttons and a unique thumbpad which was capable of detecting motion in 16 directions. The Intellivision brought a number of innovations related to voice and even downloadable games.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: 1979
  • Price at launch: $299.00


  • Alias: Tandyvision I, Sylvania Intellivision, Super Video Arcade

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  • Color: Brown
  • Exterior surface: Matte


  • CPU brand: General Instrument
  • CPU model: CP1610


  • Physical controller port(s): 2
  • Controller connection: Wired


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