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Toy Hall of Fame Atari 2600 added

Remember late 70’s and 80’s video gaming systems ? The brand that flashes is “the Atari 2600 Video Computer System”. Magnavox Odyssey is the one than first home video game system. Atari is the company that popularized the home video gaming concept with with its 1975 electronic table-tennis game Pong.

Wikipedia Atari 2600 notes

“By 1979, the 2600 was the best-selling Christmas present (and console), mainly because of its exclusive content, and a million were sold that year.

Atari then licensed the smash arcade hit Space Invaders by Taito, which greatly increased the unit’s popularity when it was released in January 1980, doubling sales again to over 2 million units. The 2600 and its cartridges were the main factor behind Atari grossing more than $2 billion in profits in 1980. Sales then doubled again for the next two years, with almost 8 million units selling in 1982.”

Atari 2006 is now added to famous “Toy hall of fame“.

“Because computer technology advances so rapidly, video game systems often have short lives. The Atari 2600, however, proved surprisingly long-lived. Its widespread popularity, relative affordability, and abundance of software titles kept it in production for fifteen years. Eventually it succumbed to newer, faster, more powerful competitors, but not before it made video games a staple of everyday play.”


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Posted By: Kalyan | Date: November 9, 2007 | Categories: OtherNews

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