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Primary Name
Atari 2600
Alternate Names
Atari Video Computer System
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Release Date
1977-10-14
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The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in October 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. The first game console to use this format was the Fairchild Channel F; however, the Atari 2600 receives credit for making the plug-in concept popular among the game-playing public.

The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, for Video Computer System. Following the release of the Atari 5200, in 1982, the VCS was renamed "Atari 2600", after the unit's Atari part number, CX2600. The 2600 was typically bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a cartridge game—initially Combat and later Pac-Man.

Source: Wikipedia, "Atari 2600," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Atari 2600
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"Cindy" Atari 2800
Rel Date: 1983-10-00
Manufacturer: Atari, Inc.
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Atari 2600
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Atari 2600 "Darth Vader"
Rel Date: 1982-00-00
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Atari Video Computer System
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CX2600 "Heavy Sixer" Atari Video Computer System
Rel Date: 1977-10-14
Manufacturer: Atari, Inc.
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CX2600 "Light Sixer" Atari Video Computer System
Rel Date: 1978-00-00
Manufacturer: Atari, Inc.
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Atari Video Computer System
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CX2600-A (Four switch model)
Rel Date: 1980-00-00
Manufacturer: Atari, Inc.
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