Video game crash of 1983
Episode 38 of the podcast Do Go On hosts Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins and Dave Warneke discuss the video game crash of 1983, also known in Japan as the Atari Shock.
Mainly affecting America, the video game recession was the result of a saturation of gaming consoles in the market and consumers moving more 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. A number of companies became bankrupt. The industry was 'rescued' by the success of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1985. Since then of course Playstation and XBox have become huge players.
The Do Go On hosts also discuss the very first commercially available gaming consoles.