Atari 2600 with "Combat" game cartridge

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Date Introduced
1978
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Manufacturer
Atari Corporation
Credit Line
On Loan from Christopher J. Garcia
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Games; Home game console; Atari
Object ID
L2003.6.1, 102630312

The Atari 2600, initially called the Atari Video Computer System, shipped with this multi-game cartridge that held two popular arcade titles: Tank and Anti-Aircraft II. Although the 2600 was not the first home game console to use a microprocessor and removable game cartridges, it helped establish that as the standard.