1983 in video gaming

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Events[edit]

  • In the United States, arcade game revenues are worth $6.4 billion[9] (equivalent to $15.2 billion in 2014).
  • In the United States, home video game sales are worth $3.2 billion, according to Nintendo[1] (equivalent to $7.58 billion in 2014).
  • In Japan, home video game sales approach ¥400 billion[10] (equivalent to $6.06 billion in 2014).

Notable releases[edit]

Games[edit]

Arcade
Personal computer
Console

Hardware[edit]

Arcade
Console
  • 15 July, Sega releases the SG-1000 console in Japan,[33] on the same day as the Famicom.
  • 15 July, Nintendo releases the Family Computer (Famicom) console in Japan. Shortly after its release, complaints begin to surface about rampant system instability, prompting Nintendo to issue a product recall and to rerelease the machine with a new motherboard.[1] It would later be released worldwide as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Personal computer

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