Atari started over 40 years ago in 1972 with Pong in the penny arcades. The prototype was first tested out in a bar called Andy Capp’s. It was a very modest machine with an old TV as the screen and milk carton as the penny catcher. From it’s humble beginnings it went on to have great success over 2 decades with it’s most popular home console the Atari 2600 and Pong a two player electronic ping pong game. Pong was the first ever multiple video game putting players in direct competition with one another.

The Atari 2600 (Atari VCS) was released in 1977 with great success. Nine games were released with the top 3 most popular being Space War, Outlaw and Breakout. The console was not cheap around £150 but, that didn’t slow the sales down. I little later they released the Atari 5200 but they still continued to produce top quality games for the Atari 2600 and they sold just as well. Pac Man has got to be one of the most famous games of all time and still is very popular today.

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