The ColecoVision is a second-generation home console, developed and marketed by Coleco (Connecticut Leather Company) in August 1982. Its graphics and controllers are similar to the arcade games of the time. During the summer of 1982, ColecoVision and launched at a price of $ 199 and with a twelve games catalog. Finally, about 170 titles are launched during its lifetime. The majority of titles are conversions of arcade games.
Later, the American company has marketed a module which makes it compatible with the Atari 2600 games. The module has provoked a lawsuit from Atari, but this could not prevent sales of the module. Another module, released in the summer of 1983, transforms the console into a real computer, the Coleco Adam, with keyboard and cassette player.