Due to the success of the movie E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial in June 1982, Atari decided to make a game based of the movie to be sold for the Christmas season, thinking they would achieve high sales. The game had huge marketing campaign towards it's release date. Upon release of E.T. in early December 1982, many players at the time, criticized the game's terrible quality which led to many people returning their copy of the game to the stores or the game simply not selling as well as Atari thought it would. Due to this and as Atari were the leaders in the video game market in America in the early 80s, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial is considered to be one of the major causes of the video game industry crisis of 1983.
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