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As we all know the Intellivision is about to turn 40 years old :) but do we know the date when people could actually buy the consoles in stores?

 

And who among the collectors have the Console with the lowest serial number?

 

Also what games was possible to get on the release date ?

 

Or was the 1979 test marked not public ?

 

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Hi

As we all know the Intellivision is about to turn 40 years old :) but do we know the date when people could actually buy the consoles in stores?

 

And who among the collectors have the Console with the lowest serial number?

 

Also what games was possible to get on the release date ?

 

Or was the 1979 test marked not public ?

 

There's an internal Mattel document that says Intellivision first shipped to stores on December 3rd 1979.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/255608-where-was-the-intellivision-born/?p=3622144

 

That would be the Fresno California area test market. I think five cartridges were available. Baseball as the packin, Armor Battle, Backgammon, Poker & Blackjack, and Math Fun. One cartridge from each network.

 

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You can't get much lower than serial number seven.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/198812-the-official-intellivision-serial-number-database/page-16

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Is far as I know, Intellivision Entertainment has set the nationwide release as official release date of the Intellivision.

This seems to be 10/10/1980.

The Amico will get it's release on 10/10/2020.

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Unfortunately not. Mines only the box with the low serial. The unit doesnt match. I think cmart604 has 111.

Yep. Mine is 111 with matching box and system

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Is far as I know, Intellivision Entertainment has set the nationwide release as official release date of the Intellivision.

This seems to be 10/10/1980.

The Amico will get it's release on 10/10/2020.

 

I think it was just the attraction of 10/10/2020, and a date that was achievable and early enough for Christmas.

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Late August early September sounds right to me. It was not yet fall when we got ours. Though I was 10... So, if it wasn't snowing, it was summer!

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I just can say that the Intellivision was introduced to Germany in the 3rd week of 1982 at the hifivideo expo in Düsseldorf.

Because I have a handout that accompanied the release.

 

Btw. this was the expo on which the Compact Disc was introduced too.

 

 

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