According to a recent reveal, Intellivision (older gamers might remember that name) is preparing to release a new console of their own – called Amico – in 2020. Looking at the basic data, this is obviously not targeted at the same crowd as the PS4 / Xbox One / Switch.
The Amico is supposed to release for a price of somewhere between $149 and $179, while games will be available for between $2.99 and $7.99 (no additional DLC or in-App purchases). The controllers seem rather unique, kind of like a modern rendition of the controllers the Intellivison had back in the 80s.
All of the games are supposed to be exclusive for the console, with some re-imaginings of classic Intellivison titles already announced and included with the console. I wonder what other titles are going to be there (over 20 on launch is the claim)
Past announcements of classic consoles have made me pretty sceptical when another one comes along, so I’ll be believing this when it actually hits the shelves. But for the sake of speculation, given the price of the console and the games themselves… I could actually see this having some moderate success, if the catalog of games is solid enough. Obviously this won’t be for the hardcore crowd, but as a casual console, it sets itself apart enough from the rest, has actual EXCLUSIVES and the controller certainly seems simpler (mainly the disc and a touchscreen, which seems like it could be easier to get used to for casual pick-up and play).