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15 Real Reasons the Video Game Market Crashed in the 1980s

What do you know about the video game crash of the 1980s? Between 1983 and 1985, video game revenues fell 97%, causing many to believe the gaming industry would die out entirely.

Most people who know about the crash at all blame it on the Atari 2600 game E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, a game that sold so poorly, millions of unsold copies ended up being buried in a New Mexico desert.

While that game didn’t help matters, the truth was that the crash was inevitable. Don’t believe us? Here are 15 secrets behind the video game crash of the 1980s.
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