Top 10 Facts About the North American Video Game Crash of 1983

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1A lot of video game companies went out of business.

All except Atari because they made Atari 7800, Atari Lynx & Atari Jaguar. All of these eventually failed. Atari could still be alive, unless I'm wrong. If I'm right, then they should be shut down. We have Nintendo & other companies now.

2Pac-Man (Atari 2600) & E.T. are so bad, the Atari cartridges were buried in a landfill.
3Personal computers were more superior than consoles as they are today.
4Arcades survived, despite this occurring.
5There were so many horrible video games.

When you think of bad games from the crash, you most likely think of Pac-Man (Atari 2600) & E.T. The Extraterrestrial. That's all I know & what everyone knows. Is there even any other bad video games?

6There was loss of publishing control.

This means that everybody could make their own video game on the console without getting licensed by the console manufacturer. Getting licensed by Nintendo is an example.

7This is the second video game crash.

The first video game crash happened in 1977.

8The market had way too many consoles.

HOME CONSOLES: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Intellivision, Colecovision, etc.
There were some handheld consoles, but the only one I know is the Nintendo Game & Watch. That was awesome.

9This happened around the second generation of video game consoles.
10It lasted for two years.V1 Comment
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1. A lot of video game companies went out of business.
2. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) & E.T. are so bad, the Atari cartridges were buried in a landfill.
3. Arcades survived, despite this occurring.
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1. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) & E.T. are so bad, the Atari cartridges were buried in a landfill.
2. A lot of video game companies went out of business.
3. Personal computers were more superior than consoles as they are today.
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