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The Intellivision is a home video game console released by Mattel Electronics in 1979. The name is a portmanteau of "intelligent television". Development began in 1977, the same year as the launch of its main competitor, the Atari 2600.[15] In 1984, Mattel sold its video game assets to a former Mattel Electronics executive and investors, eventually becoming INTV Corporation. Game development ran from 1978 to 1990 when the Intellivision was discontinued. From 1980 to 1983, more than 3 million consoles were sold.[13][2][3][4]

Quick facts: Developer, Manufacturer, Product family, Type...
Product familyIntellivision
TypeHome video game console
GenerationSecond generation
Release date
Lifespan1979 (1979)—1990 (1990)
Introductory price
Discontinued1990 (1990)[2][3][4][12]
Units sold> 3 million (1980–83)[13][2][3][4]
MediaROM cartridge
Memory1K RAM, 6K ROM
SoundGI AY-3-8914
Controller input16 direction pad, 15 button
Online servicesPlayCable
Best-selling game

In 2009, IGN ranked the Intellivision No. 14 of the greatest video game consoles of all time.[16] It remained Mattel's only video game console until the HyperScan in 2006.

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