Atari 2600

The Atari 2600 is considered by many to be the father of modern video game consoles, and brought gaming to the mainstream. Systems that came after it were influenced by the 2600's use of game cartridges instead of tapes, that were used previously. It was hugely successful, selling over 30 million units, with Pac-Man selling 7 million copies making it the best-selling game for the Atari 2600.

  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Oct. 14, 1977
  • Price at launch: $199.00

Basic Specs

Controller connection Wired
Game media Cartridge

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias VCS, Sears Video Arcade, Video Computer System
Hardware
Color Black / Brown
Exterior surface Matte
Performance
CPU brand MOS
CPU model 6507
CPU speed 1.19 MHz
Ports
Physical controller port(s) 2
Controller connection Wired
Software
Game media Cartridge
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