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(Excerpts from Atari Museum) - During the 70's and up to the mid 80's, Atari was the recognized leader in all area's of video games. Starting out and establishing the Video Arcade industry, Atari set the stage for the 10 billion dollar industry with the release of PONG.

In later years Atari would enter the home with Home Pong and would ignite a fever never before seen with the release of its VCS (Video Computer System) and the release of a home version of Space Invaders for the VCS.

Undeniably the world's most poplar video game , the Atari 2600 Video Computer System has in one way or another been in just about everyone's life. From original owners back in the late 70's and 80's, to new owners just discovering their simple yet extremely addictive game play.

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The Atari 2600 was technically superior to most of the other game systems when it was released such as the Bally Astrocade, Magnavox Odyssey and Fairchild Channel F and took a far lead in first place. Systems such as the Intellivision and Colecovision were graphically better systems, however the Atari 2600 won the hearts and minds of most video gamers and climbed to the top and stayed there for most of its existence.

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In fact it was the Atari 2600's huge popularity that became its downfall with too many cartridges being produced and too many of them were lacking in game play and in graphics. This huge flood of games caused a cartridge "glut" and added to huge fallout in the industry which saw almost all small start ups disappear and brought company's like Mattel's Intellivision division, Coleco and any others to their knees and into dusty memories. Atari managed to remain but with a weak heart beat.

For a whole lot more information about these Atari games, cartridges, consoles, computers, (even old concept drawings!) visit the Atari Museum here.



PICTitlePriceBidCount
Atari Flashback 7 Classic Game Console with 2 ControllersAtari Flashback 7 Classic Game Console with 2 ControllersUSD 22.99Buy It Now
Atari 2600 Black Vader System w/ Extra Controller - TESTED WORKINGAtari 2600 Black Vader System w/ Extra Controller - TESTED WORKINGUSD 69.95Buy It Now
Atari Flashback 7 Classic Game Console with 2 Controllers 101 Built-in GamesAtari Flashback 7 Classic Game Console with 2 Controllers 101 Built-in GamesUSD 22.89Buy It Now
Atari 2600 Heavy Sixer Sunnyvale Wood grainAtari 2600 Heavy Sixer Sunnyvale Wood grainUSD 159.98Buy It Now
Atari 7800 Pro System Black Console (NTSC), New sealed, Very Rare!!!Atari 7800 Pro System Black Console (NTSC), New sealed, Very Rare!!!USD 450.0Buy It Now
Atari 7800 Console + Composite RCA AV Output  + AV Cables For Flat Screen UseAtari 7800 Console + Composite RCA AV Output + AV Cables For Flat Screen UseUSD 165.0Buy It Now
Robin Hood (Atari 2600, 1983)Robin Hood (Atari 2600, 1983)USD 39.99Buy It Now
Atari Flashback 7 Special Edition deluxe 2016, 101 built-in games!Atari Flashback 7 Special Edition deluxe 2016, 101 built-in games!USD 34.98Buy It Now
Atari CX-2600 Wood Grain 4 switch Video Game Console System W 38 Games BundleAtari CX-2600 Wood Grain 4 switch Video Game Console System W 38 Games BundleUSD 199.95Buy It Now
Atari Flashback Ultimate Portable Game Player with 60 Built-in GamesAtari Flashback Ultimate Portable Game Player with 60 Built-in GamesUSD 29.99Buy It Now
Atari 2600 Woodgrain Console (x2) w/ 19 Video Games and ControllersAtari 2600 Woodgrain Console (x2) w/ 19 Video Games and ControllersUSD 89.99Buy It Now
Atari Lynx II Portable Game System with new TFT Screen, Amazing picture! VGA outAtari Lynx II Portable Game System with new TFT Screen, Amazing picture! VGA outUSD 385.0Buy It Now

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