May 24, 2024

Retro Gaming Atari Gift Ideas

If you are shopping for a gamer, chances are they will be nostalgic for the classic video game consoles especially if they are Generation X’er. One of the best video game systems from the past is the Atari. This game system was popular in the late 70s and early 80s, creating an entire generation of home console gamers. Affiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I may earn a commission from qualifying purchases made from Amazon.com.

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Amazon is currently running a sale on this “Gold” edition!  Check out its current low price below the original retail price!  The original Atari 2600 game system was released in 1977 under the name Atari VCS (Video Computer System) with its iconic woodgrain finish. This classic console’s incredible popularity inspired competition in the gaming industry and the creation of many competing videogame companies during the ’80s. During their reign as one of the leading manufacturers, the company released several video game systems such as Atari 2600, 5200, and 7800. At the same time, the game company released computer versions of their 8 bit console, called the Atari 400 and 800 systems. Atari tried to challenge Nintendo in the hand-held video game market with its Lynx. Then it attempted to take an innovative step with its 64 bit Jaguar system, however it wasn’t able to grab the market away from its competitors Nintendo and Sega. Even though Atari did not achieve the same success of the 2600 with their newer systems, video game fans still have a nostalgic interest in the classic game system. The original Atari 2600 game system was released in 1977 under the name Atari VCS (Video Computer System) with its iconic woodgrain finish. This classic console’s incredible popularity inspired competition in the gaming industry and the creation of many competing videogame companies during the ’80s. During their reign as one of the leading manufacturers, the company released several video game systems such as Atari 2600, 5200, and 7800. At the same time, the game company released computer versions of their 8 bit console, called the Atari 400 and 800 systems. Atari tried to challenge Nintendo in the hand-held video game market with its Lynx. Then it attempted to take an innovative step with its 64 bit Jaguar system, however it wasn’t able to grab the market away from its competitors Nintendo and Sega. Even though Atari did not achieve the same success of the 2600 with their newer systems, video game fans still have a nostalgic interest in the classic game system.

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