In my neck of the woods, nobody knew anybody with an Intellivision (shocking, I know) and those commercials with them ripping on our Beloved Ataris generally outraged people like me.
There was a kid down the street that got an INTV for Xmas and he had Astrosmash which I thought was really fun. But I do remember thinking that the INTV's graphics were unusual.
Yeah and Plimpton pissed me off too...
Whereas ColecoVision's Mission Statement was "To bring the Arcade home", which is what everybody wanted. And they were releasing a lot of "obscure favorites", too, not just the same old thing!
My brother bought a ColecoVision when it came out in 82. Man I was blown away. I didn't have to go to the arcade or bowling alley as much anymore.
Now you guys have me Jonesing to play the ColecoVision. Since I added two pinball machines in the arcade I have nowhere to play console/computer games.