Edited 1 times. Last edit by Tommy Tallarico on 9th April 2020 8:50am 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyTommy Tallarico CEO, Intellivision EntertainmentA year ago @Jim Webb: Luckily for us, snobby hardcore elitist gamers like you aren’t our target audience. 🙂 Retro console Amico receives 10,000 pre-sales in one weekUpcoming console from Intellivision Entertainment also sells over 100,000 to major retailers ahead of October launch Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterMonday 6th April 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe upcoming retro game console Amico, from Intellivision Entertrainment, has received over 10,000 pre-sales in one week. According to VentureBeat, major retailers have also ordered more than 100,000 units; Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico said he is pleased with the presale figures. Gaming is enjoying a global uptick in popularity despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the Amcio is no different it seems. “And that’s one of the amazing things about this,” Tallarico told VentureBeat. “All this is happening during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The VIP version opened up pre-sale on March 30 and will be available until Tuesday this week; it costs between $249 and $279, includes two controllers, six games, a $25 gift card, a 3D Lenticular playing card signed by Tallarico, and three digital game soundtracks. The pre-sale requires customers to pay $100 in advance of release, and is fully refundable.First revealed in October 2018, the Amico is set to release in October this year. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesMicrosoft game revenues up 50% in Q3Continued Xbox Series X|S demand pushes hardware sales up 232% as Xbox content and services jump 34%By Brendan Sinclair 14 days agoBlaze Entertainment announces home gaming consoleThe Evercade VS, focused on retro gaming, will be available to pre-order in May before a launch in NovemberBy Marie Dealessandri 18 days agoLatest comments (2)Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.A year ago I hate to tell them this but those pre-sales and initial retail orders will be the bulk of their total lifetime sales.