Atari 2600

The Atari 2600 is a home video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code. This format contrasts with the older model of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware, which could play only the few games which are physically built in to the unit. It was released on September 11th 1977 for $199.00, which would equate to $812.03 today.

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September 11th, 1977 Source:

The Video Computer System came with 2 joysticks and Combat cartridg.

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