1981 in video gaming

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Events[edit]

Magazines[edit]

Business[edit]

  • APF Electronics goes defunct
  • The arcade game market in the US generates $8.2 billion in revenue[1] (equivalent to $21.3 billion in 2014).
  • The home video game market in the US generates $1 billion in sales revenue[2] (equivalent to $2.59 billion in 2014).
  • The home video game market in Europe is worth $200 million[3] (equivalent to $519 million in 2014).

Notable releases[edit]

Games[edit]

Arcade
Computer

Hardware[edit]

Arcade
Computer
Console
Handheld

References[edit]

  1. ^ Video Game Myth Busters - Did the "Crash" of 1983/84 Affect Arcades?, The Golden Age Arcade Historian (December 27, 2013)
  2. ^ George Lucas and the Digital Revolution, p. 296, 2006
  3. ^ http://2600connection.com/library/magazines/spectrum/spectrum_dec82.pdf#page=7
  4. ^ Game Genres: Shmups, Professor Jim Whitehead, January 29, 2007, Accessed June 17, 2008
  5. ^ "donkey kong [coin-op] arcade video game, nintendo co., ltd. (1981)". Arcade-history.com. Retrieved 2013-02-28.