Atari 2600 Hardware Design: Making Something out of (Almost) Nothing | Big Mess o\' WiresEnviado por Fabio el 2023-01-15 03:19:12 | Host: bigmessowires.com
The Atari 2600 wasn’t the first home video game console with replaceable games, but it was the first to be widely successful. Introduced in 1977 as the Atari VCS (Video Computer System), and later renamed Atari 2600 in 1982, it eventually sold over 30 million units and established a new market that still endures today in the PlayStation and Xbox. Prior to the 2600, most video game systems were either coin-operated machines found in bars, or fixed-function devices limited to a few built-in games like Pong. Atari’s first home system was the beginning of a new age.