[Coladam] More Colecovision II comments and suggestions

shonmccallum at juno.com shonmccallum at juno.com
Thu Oct 25 22:11:48 CEST 2012


The Colecovision first came out in 1982 and then was discontinued by October 1985. Total amount of Colecovisions sold is estimated to be over 2 million back in the spring of 1984. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ColecoVision
In 1986 a lower quality Colecovision clone called the Telegames Personal Arcade was sold. The problem with the Telegames Personal Arcade is that it was not compatible with some Colecovision cartridge games and it lacked the expansion module slot. It is estimated that several thousands of consules were sold but that has not been verified. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegames_Personal_Arcade
Its been 30 years since the Colecovision first came out in 1982. Out of 2 million Colecovisions sold perhaps only 1% are still being used. If 1% of people are still using their Colecovision then that would mean there are currently 20,000 active users of the Colecovison console with perhaps many more using a PC Colecovision emulator (how many thousands of Colecovision emulators have been downloaded?). 
            So I believe that if a Colecovision II existed within the next 2-3 years that a minimum of 10,000 consules could be sold if it did everything the old Colecovision did (including the front expansion slot) and offered a HDMI output with standard composite video output. A small company could start off by running off 500 Colecovsion II’s at a time and then once those are sold then another 500 could be made. Until one day perhaps 10,000 are sold after a few years. 
Maybe no one is interested in making that many Colelecovision II’s and would only want a limited run of 200. The problem with a limited run of 200 is that it would not meet the demand. 
 
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