Pac-Man game cartridge

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Date Introduced
1982
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Manufacturer
Atari, Inc.
Credit Line
Gift of Allen E. Rosenzweig
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Home game console; Arcade; Video game crash of 1983; Namco; Failures; Games; Atari
Object ID
102711556

Atari’s version of Namco’s Pac-Man might be one of the most widely distributed failed games. Atari produced 12 million cartridges, hoping that the game’s popularity would drive up console sales. But the flickering graphics and weak gameplay discouraged buyers. Some people point to the flood of Atari's Pac-Man as a cause of the 1983 video game crash.