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Video Game Console Museum - 1977 - Atari 2600
Gaming
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 10:58
Article Index
Video Game Console Museum
1972 - Magnavox Odyssey
1977 - Atari 2600
1982 - Donkey Kong (Handheld)
1983 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
1984 - Atari 7800
1986 - Sega Master System
1988 - Sega Mega Drive
1990 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
1994 - Sony PlayStation
1996 - Nintendo 64
2000 - PlayStation 2
2001 - Nintendo GameCube
2001 - Xbox
2004 - Sony PlayStation Portable
2005 - Xbox 360
2006 - Sony PlayStation 3
2006 - Nintendo Wii
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Atari 2600

First launched in the USA in 1977, the 2600 was the first console to employ game cartridges. The unit was originally known as the Atari VCS.

It was sold with tow joysticks and paddle controllers. The price in the US was $199. It soon became immensely popular. The processor was a MOS 6507.

Pac Man was the most played game on the 2600.

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Atari 2600

Games 

Some of the games included:

  • Breakout
  • Donkey Kong
  • Pac Man
  • Pitfall!
  • Space Invaders
  • RealSports Tennis

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Pac Man
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Space Invaders



 
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