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Atari XEGS
Atari • 1987

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Launched ByAtari
Type3rd 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


System Emulator Notes
Windows / Mac OS / Linux MAME/MESS Imperfect Support. Setname: xegs

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
Origin United States
Processor MOS Technology 6502C
Memory 64KB
Display Size (pixels) 384 x 240
Colours Palette of 256
Storage ROM Cartridge
Input Joystick, Light Gun
Cost $159 (US launch)