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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.



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Atari Flashback 7 Special Edition deluxe 2016, 101 built-in gamesAtari Flashback 7 Special Edition deluxe 2016, 101 built-in gamesUSD 45.99Buy It Now
Atari Flashback 7 Classic Game Console with 2 ControllersAtari Flashback 7 Classic Game Console with 2 ControllersUSD 22.99Buy It Now
Atari 2600 Vader Console 10 games w/ box. Fully restored, tested & works perfectAtari 2600 Vader Console 10 games w/ box. Fully restored, tested & works perfectUSD 199.96Buy It Now
BOXED ATARI 7800 CONSOLE - FULL SET UP  - FULLY WORKING / ASTEROIDS BUILT INBOXED ATARI 7800 CONSOLE - FULL SET UP - FULLY WORKING / ASTEROIDS BUILT INUSD 86.04Buy It Now
Atari Jaguar CD Console (NTSC) (VERY GOOD CONDITION) TESTED AND WORKINGAtari Jaguar CD Console (NTSC) (VERY GOOD CONDITION) TESTED AND WORKINGUSD 371.66Buy It Now
Atari 2600 Woodgrain 4-Switch Console Video Game System 1982 + 36 Games CX-2600Atari 2600 Woodgrain 4-Switch Console Video Game System 1982 + 36 Games CX-2600USD 124.99Buy It Now
Atari 2600 Vintage Sears Rare Video Arcade Console 6 Controllers & 8 Games SixerAtari 2600 Vintage Sears Rare Video Arcade Console 6 Controllers & 8 Games SixerUSD 85.0Buy It Now
ATARI Flashback 7 Classic Game Console 101 Games 2 Wireless Controllers SEALEDATARI Flashback 7 Classic Game Console 101 Games 2 Wireless Controllers SEALEDUSD 47.99Buy It Now
Atari Flashback Ultimate Portable Game Player 60 Games NOBAtari Flashback Ultimate Portable Game Player 60 Games NOBUSD 34.99Buy It Now
Original Atari 2600 Console System Wood Accent 2 Controls 2 Paddles 4 GamesOriginal Atari 2600 Console System Wood Accent 2 Controls 2 Paddles 4 GamesUSD 65.99Buy It Now
Complete in box Rare Pacman Bundle Atari 5200 System ConsoleComplete in box Rare Pacman Bundle Atari 5200 System ConsoleUSD 120.0Buy It Now
ATARI 2600 Bundle w/ Display Storage, Manuals, 5 Controllers and 24 Games ATARI 2600 Bundle w/ Display Storage, Manuals, 5 Controllers and 24 Games USD 149.99Buy It Now

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