Atari 2600 Atari • 1977

TypeConsole
Launch11th September 1977
Discontinued01st January 1992
Brand
  • Atari
Additional Brand
  • Sears
Processor
  • MOS Technology 6507
Designed by
  • Ron Milner
  • Steve Mayer
  • Joe Decuir
  • Jay Miner
  • Larry Emmons
Origin
  • United States of America
Media
  • ROM Cartridge
The Atari 2600 was the company's second foray into the home market (after the dedicated Home Pong console in 1975). The Atari Video Computer System, as it was then known, was launched on September 11, 1977. It became known as the Atari 2600 in 1982 after the launch of the less successful Atari 5200.
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Tech Info

Name // Atari 2600, Launched as Video Computer System

Origin | United States
Processor | MOS 6507
Developed by | Joe Decuir, Jay Miner, Steve Mayer, Larry Emmons, Ron Milner
Memory | 128 bytes RAM
Display Output | Television via RF
Storage | ROM Cartridge. Cassette with third-party add-ons
Input | Joystick, paddles, Keypad, Trackball
Cost | $199
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