Codex Gamicus
Colecovision Logo.png
Manufacturer Coleco
Type Console
Release Date August 1982 (NA)
Media Cartridge
Save Format None
Input Options 2 ColecoVision Controllers
Special Features Cartridge Input
Power Switch
Expansion Slot
RF Output
Power Output
Units Sold 1 million
Top Selling Game Donkey Kong
(1 million, Pack-In)
Variants Dina
Competitor(s) Magnavox Odyssey 2
Emerson Arcadia 2001
Atari 5200
Predecessor None
Successor None

The ColecoVision was a console released by Coleco in 1982.

The console boasted of having "arcade-quality graphics and sound" at a time when game consoles could barely match the quality of arcade game machines. The console came with Donkey Kong as a pack-in game. The console features an expansion port for expansion and peripherals. Released with a catalog of twelve launch titles, with an additional ten games announced for 1982, approximately 125 titles in total were published as ROM cartridges for the system between 1982 and 1984. Support for the system was dropped following the Video Game Crash of 1983, and also due to the failures the company had with the Adam Family Computer System.


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