[stella] dedicated systems

Subject: [stella] dedicated systems
From: Glenn Saunders <mos6507@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 18:59:28 -0400
--- Adam Thornton <adam@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> In fact, why would Infogrames do it this way, rather
> than (as with  
> the existing 2600-on-a-chip systems) a crappy
> NES-on-a-chip and a not- 
> port of the  
> game they cared about?

They already are doing it.  Haven't you read about
Flashback 2 on AtariAge?

> Best Buy looking at a 2600 standalone system, you
> probably want to  
> relive your childhood with Space Invaders or
> Pitfall! or Breakout,  
> but if faced with the choice between the (admittedly
> terrific)  
> Skeleton+, or something shiny for your GBA, you're
> going to buy the  
> game that has two decades more of hardware platform
> development under  
> it.

You can apply whatever logic you like to show that
these things shouldn't sell, but the reality is that
the market for them is booming.

I don't know what the business deals are, but these
and Activision Anthology present a high-profile
opportunity for homebrewers to distribute their games
as part of the bundle.

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