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Is there an exact date for the introduction of the Intellivision?


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I've researched a little in the G

 

Debut: June 1979 at Consumer Electronics Show https://books.google.com.mx/books?id=mD4EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT4&lpg=PT4&dq=intellivision+june+1979&source=bl&ots=iwf_MIE1Qt&sig=iq-wy9e4vS2arJAxvzTP2dNwPkI&hl=es-419&sa=X&ved=0CDwQ6AEwBGoVChMI0vW5oKbtxgIVDIwNCh20lgkf#v=onepage&q=intellivision%20june%201979&f=false

 

Same article says something about a reintroduction in 1980 Consumer Electronics Show.

 

And then there is this advertisement from June 1979 also http://blog.modernmechanix.com/intellivision-gameteacher/

 

Further research (a Billboard magazine) sets the CES as starting in June 3, 1979 for 4 days https://books.google.com.mx/books?id=CCQEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT2&lpg=PT2&dq=consumer+electronics+show+june+2+1979&source=bl&ots=kWzN1W1QAk&sig=HLe9yiKsdSkI_DMwBkqKXRsORZg&hl=es-419&sa=X&ved=0CDIQ6AEwA2oVChMImab8jajtxgIVRJQNCh2DbwB_#v=onepage&q=consumer%20electronics%20show%20june%202%201979&f=false

 

Chicago Tribune of June 9, 1979 also talks about the CES but doesn't put a date. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1979/06/09/page/47/article/tempo

 

So if everything is right, the Mattel Intellivision was introduced officially (and not very successfully) in June 3, 1979

 

I found also this video demo, apparently also from 1979:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgbaSN0rVIY

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That Intellivision video was great. A few rips on Atari though... "forget the joystick forever, our disc controller makes different controllers for various games obsolete". :rolling:

 

I guess they were right, even Paddle Party foregoes the need for paddles! haha

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