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History of video games/Platforms/Gamate

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Gamate logotype.

Not to be confused with the earlier, but unrelated VTech 3D Gamate.

Released by Bit Corp in 1990, Bit Corp folded in 1992 but UMC would continue production until around 1993, with the Gamate's biggest market only being a modest presence in Italy.[1][2]

The Gamate was a failure in the market and it is speculated that the Gamate sold worse then the Watara Supervision.[3]


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The Gamate uses a clone of the 8-bit MOS 6502 processor, either a UMC UA6588F or an NCR 81489.[4][5]

The Gamate probably has 16 kilobytes of RAM.[4]

The monochrome Gamate screen tends to ghost badly.[6]

Notable games

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About 70 games were released for the system.[6]


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  1. Life, Nintendo (13 February 2014). "Feature: Meet The Gamate, The Handheld Which Tried To Take On The Game Boy And Failed". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  2. Life, Nintendo (30 January 2016). "Hardware Classics: Bit Corp Gamate". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. "Gamate: Bit Corporation". fuji.drillspirits.net. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  4. a b "Gamate: Hardware". fuji.drillspirits.net. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  5. "Gamate". Wikipedia. 16 August 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. a b "Gamate". Obsolete worlds. Retrieved 25 November 2020.