Atari 7800


Born in 1984The Atari 7800 ProSystem, or as we know it the Atari 7800, hit the shelves in January 1986. The original release had occurred two years earlier under Atari Inc. The 7800 had originally been a replacement for the 5200 in 1984, but was temporarily shelved due to the sale of the company.  In January 1986, the 7800 was again released and would compete that year with the NES and the Sega Master System. It had a simple digital joystick and was the first console to have backward compatibility without the use of additional module

In response to the criticisms of the Atari 5200, the Atari 7800 could play almost all Atari 2600 games out of the box, without the need for an adapter. The colourful graphics and bold sounds was a huge attempt to put Atari in front of their competitors - but they didn't win that battle unfortunately...

Atari 7800 Commercial - The Choice of Experts 

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