1982 in video gaming

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1982 was the year that marked the peak of the golden age of arcade video games, and is the year before the Video Game Crash of 1983. Also, it marked the first year of Atari's unpopularity (it produced two unpopular games, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man).

Business[edit | edit source]

  • The US market for arcade games peak in revenue, worth $11.8 billion ($7.3 billion from coins, $4.5 billion from machine sales),[1] equivalent to $28.9 billion in 2021.
  • The European market for home video games is estimated to reach $800 million,[2] equivalent to $1.96 billion in 2021.

Notable Releases[edit | edit source]

Games[edit | edit source]

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Console
Computer

Console Hardware[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)

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Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
Arcadia Supercharger 1982 Peripheral North America
Commodore 64 August, 1982 Home Computer North America
Emerson Arcadia 2001 1982 Home Console North America
Emerson Arcadia 2001 Controller 1982 Peripheral, Controller North America
Intellivision II 1982 Home Console North America