1989 in video gaming

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List of years in video gaming
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • Events[edit | edit source]

    The original Game Boy.

    Notable releases[edit | edit source]

    Hardware[edit | edit source]

    Business[edit | edit source]

    • Hasbro, Inc. acquires elements of Coleco Industries, Inc.
    • Trinity Acquisition Corporation founded (renamed THQ in 1990)
    • Nintendo of America, Inc. v. Tengen
      • Nintendo sues Tengen over the Tetris video game copyrights. Tengen loses and recalls all its Tetris games.
      • November - Nintendo sues Tengen over production of unlicensed Nintendo games. Tengen loses. (Tengen originally sued Nintendo on December 12, 1988 for antitrust violations.)
    • Nintendo v. Camerica Ltd. Nintendo sues Camerica over patent violations of the Game Genie for the NES console. Camerica wins the suit.