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The Video Game Crash of 1983 – Gaming Historian

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Gaming Historian takes a look at the Video Game Crash of 1983, also known as the North American Video Game Crash of 1983. What was it and why did it happen?

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  1. This really should be called the video game console crash of 1983. Because the 8-bit computer game market was doing just fine. In fact I would say a lot of the crash was due to kids moving to computers for their computer entertainment. And yes, I was there, lived though it and saw that everyone I knew at the time who had a 2600, Colecovision, etc.. had moved onto playing games on their Atari, Apple, and Commodore home computers (better graphics, sound, etc.)

  2. suggestion: make a video without filming it on a potato

  3. I've never heard about a video game crash until a few years ago. That may have to do with me being born in 89 and my first console was the Super Nintendo, but I think it's all good in the end because it lead to some great quality new video games.

  4. I demand the REDUX version of this video.

  5. 240 p ??? even in 2009 this is garbage quality

  6. O god them saying 20 years ago makes me feel old….kinda…..I was born in 2004……none the less it's still a crazy that 90s kids are starting to be in there 30s…..

  7. as Shigeru Miyamoto said, "Delaying a game's release is worth it, as long it can become the best it can be"

    Atari dealing with dumb deadlines just killed it and everything else

  8. NES was successful because it was actually good console and had good games on it

  9. Cement is a powder, one of the three (or four) main ingredients of concrete: water, sand (usually also crushed rock), and cement.

  10. I watched this video when I was 8 years old and it genuinely helped shape me as a person. Because of this video as well as similar videos, I became very interested in gaming history as well as marketing and sales. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making such good content over the years.

  11. Remake!!! I feel like you would knock it out of the park, even more so, now

  12. anyone here watching a 2009 vid in 2021 or later? well welcome

  13. Ah I miss this video…it's so old two gens passed by now

  14. So basically, it mostly went like this.

    Company: make game by deadline.

    Producers: reads but here it says that the deadline is tomorrow.

    Company: I know what I wrote, do it.

    2 copies sold

  15. He's gonna take you back to 1983
    To see what shitty games almost sold for free
    He'd rather haaave, to buy his own arcade
    Than play the shitty pac-man knock oooff
    He's the wealthiest gamer in the laaand
    He's the most disappointed gamer you'd understaaand
    He's the Gaming Histori… aaaan!

    What were they contemplating!?

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