Atari 7800 Atari • 1986

TypeConsole
LaunchMay 1986
Discontinued01st January 1992
Brand
  • Atari
Development Team
  • General Computer Corporation
Processor
  • MOS Technology 6502
Origin
  • United States of America
The Atari 7800 ProSystem was developed for Atari by General Computer Corporation (developers of the arcade games Ms. Pacman and Food Fight). Originally set for launch in 1984, the sale of Atari to Jack Tramiel and contractual issues with GCC, led to the 7800 not seeing the light until 1986.

Although only 59 games were released for the system in its lifetime, it could also play Atari 2600 games, giving it access to a much huger library.
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Tech Info

Name // Atari 7800 ProSystem

Codename | Maria
Origin | United States
Processor | Atari SALLY 6502
Developed by | General Computer Corporation
Memory | 4KB RAM
Display Output | TV via RF
Display Size (NTSC) (pixels) | 160×240 (lo-res), 320×240 (hi-res)
Display Size (PAL) (pixels) | 160×288 (lo-res), 320×288 (hi-res)
Colours | Palette of 256, 25 on screen simultaneously
Storage | ROM Cartridge
Input | Joystick
Cost | $140 (US launch)
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Resources

Sources

  • Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System by Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost
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