Intellivision Intelligent Television "the closest thing to the real thing"

  • The Intellivision video game console was released by Mattel Electronics in 1979. 
  • Intellivision can be considered the first 16-bit game console, as it has a 16-bit microprocessor.
  • Over 3 million Intellivision units were sold.
  • Games development started in 1978 and continued until 1990 when the Intellivision was discontinued. 
  • 125 games were released for the console. 
  • IGN named the Intellivision the No. 14 greatest video game console of all time (in 2009).