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Atari 7800 Console Information

Atari 7800


The Atari 7800 is a video game console released by Atari in June 1986 (a test market release occurred two years earlier). The 7800 was designed to replace the unsuccessful Atari 5200, and re-establish Atari's market supremacy against Nintendo and Sega. With this system, Atari addressed all the shortcomings of the Atari 5200: it had simple digital joysticks; it was almost fully backward-compatible with the Atari 2600; and it was affordable.



Type Console

Release Date 1986 (NA)

Media Cartridge

Save Format None

Input Options 2 Atari 7800 Joysticks

Special Features Cartridge Input

Power Switch

RF Output

Power Output

Units Sold

Top Selling Game


Competitor(s) Nintendo Entertainment System

Sega Master System


Predecessor Atari 5200

Successor Atari Jaguar

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