|Type||3rd Generation 8-bit Console|
The Atari XEGS, or to give it its full name, the Atari XE Video Game System, was essentially an Atari 65XE Home Computer in a console case. You could plug a keyboard in, and it boots into BASIC.
32 Game cartridges were released in XEGS packaging, though these could also run on Atari's 8-bit computers, and the XEGS could also run most Atari 8-bit cartridges.
Popular Atari XEGS games
|Windows / Mac OS / Linux||MAME/MESS||Imperfect Support. Setname:
See Atari 8-bit Emulation for more emulation options.
Emulator information last updated 18th April 2020
Tech Specs and further details
|Name||Atari XE Video Game System|
|Processor||MOS Technology 6502C|
|Display Size (pixels)||384 x 240|
|Colours||Palette of 256|
|Input||Joystick, Light Gun|
|Cost||$159 (US launch)|