The ColecoVision console was released in 1982 by Coleco Industries. It was first launched with twelve different games, and licensed Nintendo’s Donkey Kong game, which fostered the console’s popularity. ColecoVision’s claim to fame was that it could offer a gaming experience close to arcade quality. Another emphasized feature of the ColecoVision console was its capability to expand on its existing hardware, and it released several different expansion modules throughout its lifetime. ColecoVision was a tough competitor in the second generation market, but like the other consoles, it was hit hard by the video game crash of 1983. In 1985, the console was officially discontinued.