[Coladam] More Colecovision II comments and suggestions

shonmccallum at juno.com shonmccallum at juno.com
Thu Oct 25 22:56:46 CEST 2012

Thanks for the link, its my understanding that all the Coleco clones are now out of production. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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From: tscott at magiqueproductions.com
To: "shonmccallum at juno.com" <shonmccallum at juno.com>
Cc: coladam at adamcon.org
Subject: Re: [Coladam] More Colecovision II comments and suggestions
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:42:08 -0700

Looks like there were quite a few more clones for the Colecovision than
just the Telegames one. I found this site a few minutes ago.



> 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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