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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.

Scrabble

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.



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Atari Flashback 8 Gold Deluxe HD Console - AR3620X - SLRFBAtari Flashback 8 Gold Deluxe HD Console - AR3620X - SLRFBUSD 49.99Buy It Now
Atari 7800 Launch Edition Black Console (NTSC)Atari 7800 Launch Edition Black Console (NTSC)USD 15.516
Atari 2600 Launch Edition Woodgrain Console Shell ONLYAtari 2600 Launch Edition Woodgrain Console Shell ONLYUSD 20.0Buy It Now
Atari Jaguar Console Works System , 2 Controllers, 2 games, read description Atari Jaguar Console Works System , 2 Controllers, 2 games, read description USD 205.0Buy It Now
Atari 5200 4 port controllers Black Console with Trak Ball Controller and moreAtari 5200 4 port controllers Black Console with Trak Ball Controller and moreUSD 26.02
Atari Flashback Portable Game Handheld LCD 2017 70 Built-in Retro Games Pac-ManAtari Flashback Portable Game Handheld LCD 2017 70 Built-in Retro Games Pac-ManUSD 24.0Buy It Now
Atari 5200 Home Console {NTSC} *Used Deck Only*Atari 5200 Home Console {NTSC} *Used Deck Only*USD 62.0Buy It Now
Atari Flashback Portable - 70 Built-in Games - SD Card Slot (AP3228)Atari Flashback Portable - 70 Built-in Games - SD Card Slot (AP3228)USD 18.95Buy It Now
Atari jaguar systemAtari jaguar systemUSD 156.00
Atari Flashback 8 Classic Game ConsoleAtari Flashback 8 Classic Game ConsoleUSD 19.99Buy It Now
atari 5200 systematari 5200 systemUSD 25.00
Atari Flashback 8 Game Console 2017 Retro 100+ Built in Games w/ 2 ControllersAtari Flashback 8 Game Console 2017 Retro 100+ Built in Games w/ 2 ControllersUSD 25.0Buy It Now

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