1983 almost saw the beginning of the end. This was like the Cold War of video games. The video game crash of 1983 has started and things are taking a turn for the worst. Luckily, there’s a plumber with a sweet ’stache who’s going to save the day. In this video, i’ll be going over the events that transpired in 1983 in the history of video games. This is… The History of Video Games: 1983.
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The History of Video Games: 1983 (in text form)
1983 was not a good year for video games in North America. In fact, 1983 was almost the end of video games in North America in general. Not a good year. I’m talking of course about the Video Game Crash of 1983. The ramifications of this crash wouldn’t be fully felt until 1985. The lowest point of this event was in 85, but to keep things simple I’m going to cover the entire crash in this video.
What caused the crash? There were a number of factors at play. The two biggest factors were the sheer number of games, a lot of which were, uh, let’s be polite about this, not good, and th…