Atari 7800 ProSystem game console

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Date Introduced
1986
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 3 x 11 x 8 1/2 in
Manufacturer
Atari Corporation
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
Games; Home game console; Atari
Object ID
102649061

The 7800 was designed to address the shortcomings of the Atari 5200 gaming system. It was compatible with the earlier 2600 model—unlike the 5200—so older games still worked. Atari intended to introduce the 7800 in 1984, but the sale of the company by Warner Communications delayed release until 1986.