A few years ago, I reviewed the business press (e.g. Business Week, Fortune magazine) for a series of articles about the video game industry in the early-1980s. Interestingly, there were a few passing references to unreleased games (e.g. Grover's Music Maker).
In an interview published in November 1982, Perry Odak, President of Atari's Consumer Products Division, promised that “a console and programs designed especially for people over 45 [years old]” would be coming next year. He also alluded to another project that would appeal specifically to female gamers, but he was not forthcoming about the specific details.
Does anyone have any ideas what these systems were, or if they even existed?
Atari did not release any new consoles in 1983; the 5200 came out in 1982, and the 7800 was announced (if not sold) in 1984.
What sort of system would even appeal to older gamers?