Atari Purchases Intellivision

Now what will become of the long-delayed Amico?

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 05/23/2024 13:03 Comment on this     ShareThis

Atari has been on something of a silent tear of late. After purchasing retro conversion specialists Digital Eclipse, now the company has moved on to buy one of its biggest competitors back in the day, Intellivision. The announcement was made today and reveals that an undisclosed 200 games were included as part of the purchase. Atari plans to distribute Intellivision software both digitally and physically, as well as license and even produce new games.

Along with word of the acquisition came something of an update on the Intellivision Amico console that was supposed to have launched back in October of 2020. The system has been repeatedly delayed, with the most recent word on production being that Intellivision didn’t have the funds to get Amico onto store shelves. Now, with this purchase by Atari, it seems that production of Amico will continue, although no further details were provided, including when the console might finally ship.

Atari and Intellivision were once very rivalrous, not unlike the competition between SEGA and Nintendo, back in the day. To see the two companies joining forces is an interesting sight, indeed. Intellivision Entertainment CEO Phil Adam said “We look forward to our expanded collaboration and bringing a broad array of new Atari and Intellivision titles to the Amico and Amico Home family gaming platforms.”

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