In Episode 38 of the podcast Do Go On, hosts and comedians Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins and Dave Warneke discuss the video game crash of 1983–85. They also talk about the various generations of gaming consoles.
Mainly affecting America, the video game recession was the result of a saturation of gaming consoles in the market and consumers moving towards personal computers.
In the space of only a few years the dramatic plummet in sales brought to an end what has been called the second generation of gaming consoles and a number of companies went bankrupt.
The industry's fortunes turned around after the success of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985, followed by huge players like Playstation and XBox.
Do Go On is a fact-based comedy podcast. The premise is that Melbourne comedians Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins and Dave Warneke take it in turns to research a topic and report back on what they discovered.