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January 28, 2020 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

2,600 limited edition woodgrain Founder's Edition Amico console pre-orders sold out in five hours

2,600 limited edition woodgrain Founder's Edition Amico console pre-orders sold out
With a woodgrain finish and 2,600 consoles up for grabs, it's a fun jab at Atari who are attempting to reboot their VCS from the '70s.
Intellivision and Tommy Tallarico have done a great job promoting and developing the Amico console. They had an open pre-order for a limited edition of the Amico console and it sold out in five hours. They sold two thousand six hundred game consoles in five hours! That's pretty cool!

They sold 1,000 units in the first ten minutes! That's a remarkable number and it seems that Intellivision has plenty of time to widen the campaign's reach. They need to get folks outside the hardcore gaming circles to add an Amico to their households for great family fun.

I think the pace and quantity of pre orders show the Amico can be successful at retail. Atari had managed their project behind closed doors, revealing very little info. Intellivision has showcased the Amico with demos, videos and a website full of info. They have great potential to reach a huge audience, nostalgic for classic video games, yet seeking something for the whole family. I'm stoked for this release!

Founder's Edition Amico console pre-order tweet

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