Atari 5200 console

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Date Introduced
1982
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
4 1/4 x 15 1/4 x 13 1/4 in.
Manufacturer
Atari, Inc.
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
Home game console; Atari; Games
Object ID
102618776, 102618764

By 1982, the Atari 2600 game console was losing out to newer competitors such as Intellivision and ColecoVision. The 5200, based on the Atari 400 home computer, was an attempt to regain market share. It sold poorly, however, thanks to design flaws and lack of compatibility with existing 2600 games.