The lights are on
While speaking at GDC, industry legend Don Daglow, who was one of the original five programmers for Mattel's Intellivision, revealed that he was working on a follow up to the classic machine. Daglow called the console the "Intellivision Next" and mentions it would release in 1983. During his speech Console Wars Revisited, he talked about the famous video game industry crash that happened around that time. Had the Next come out, it would have beat the original Nintendo to the U.S. market, but because of the crash, the project was scrapped and Daglow moved on. The NES ended up dominating the U.S home console market until the Sega Genesis came along in 1989. Daglow also admitted that even though 90% of the consumers that were polled thought the Intellivision was better than the Atari 2600, they never once had a period that they were able to outsell the rival machine due to the spendy price tag of $299 (which interestingly inflated to today would cost $892).How do you think the 80's would have played out if the Next had been a rival to the NES?
i think it would feature a paradoy of programes with malware and bad bites the enemy (im 12 mind you)and your charcter being the lone uncorrupted data bite and your missoin is to save the software from complete anhaltoin soounds fun to me
DIE XBOX and thesse guys would have been aressted for copy right infringment over mario lOLKZ
IT WOULD BE WAR! AMERICANA AND JAPANISTAN WOULD BE AT WAR! WAR! WAR!! WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(take that to the bank and deposit it, j---a-s)
I still have my Intellivision my dad saved it for me! Still play Snafu!
And the ColecoVision kicked both Atari's and Intellivision's ass. Some of my earliest memories, literally, were playing the ColecoVision when I was 3-4 years old.
Honestly, if this were made, We would still have what we have today. think about it. Shigero Miyamoto would still pitch his idea for mario, and sony would have released something similar to the playstation.
I will still have to say that the NES would overcome. It would still be the victor if there was a console war.
Well, the Intellivision WAS way better than its more successful competition, so maybe history could have repeated itself had the Next been released.
892$ WOW! Kinda reminds me of another piece of hardware that was ridiculously overpriced when it first came out hmmm cough cough PS3 cough.
i dont know but it would have been crazy
Wow that would've really changed huge parts of gaming, in fact Nintendo might have lost a lot of money if that happened. It's really weird to think about.
It would've been OK... i guess.
we might not have the crap-box. it would be nice to have seen something that would not red ring over and over and over......
I think nintendo would have still made it out on top
My cousin had a Coleco. The first time that I ever saw the famous Nintendo plumber, he was jumping over barrels thrown by a giant gorilla on the Coleco.
It doesn't matter what would have happen M$ would have tried to buy them.. hehe... No really like Sega they would have went the ways of that bird.....
I love old school consoles.Well most of them.Some would be good for collection.