Atari 2600

Release Date: Sep 11, 1977

Atari 2600 Console Summary

The Atari 2600 console was a video game console developed and released by Atari Inc on September 11, 1977. Before the release of the 2600 Atari was only in the Arcade market, but wanted to tap into the home entertainment market as well. The Atari 2600 went head-on with the Fairchild Channel F. It shipped with two joysticks and a Combat game cartridge, with 8 more games being available at launch. The console was a major success and went on to sell around 30 million units.

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