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Business

  • New companies: Mindscape, Inc., Sierra On-Line.
  • Mattel creates the original five-programmer Intellivision game design team, nicknamed the Blue Sky Rangers by a magazine writer when the company keeps their names secret in a TV Guide interview.
  • The US arcade game market's revenues rise to $7.19 billion in 1980[1] (equivalent to $20.6 billion in 2017).
  • The home video game console market in the US generates $500 million in sales of systems and cartridges[2] (equivalent to $1.44 billion in 2017).

Notable releases

Games

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Computer

Hardware

Arcade
Console
Computer

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