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The one and only Atari 2600! The advert featuring Morecambe and Wise from circa Christmas 1978 has the two funny men playing the console. Unfortunately I wasnt lucky enough to own one back then but I have one now! LOL :) Thank God for Ebay!
An Atari 2600 game console from the 1980s shown with standard joystick.
The original Atari, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers. The company's products, such as Pong and the Atari 2600, helped define the computer entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid 1980s. I loved Atari remember playing Space Invaders for hours!
My first video game system.
4. Atari 2600, 1977 The gaming industry today is worth usd 30bn Not so in the 1970s, when consoles were hard-wired to play one or two crude games such as Pong. Atari changed that with the 2600, the first console to take an unlimited number of games cartridges. The 1978 release of Space Invaders sent sluggish early sales skywards, heralding the age of the Wii, the PS3 and the Xbox 360. It sold more than 30 million units.