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1982 ATARI 5200 color brochure I found (front cover scanned)


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Here is a scan of the front cover of a ATARI 5200 brochure that I picked up in a retail store back around 1982 when I was researching videogame systems. I never owned a ATARI 5200 system, instead in 1982 I purchased the much more popular ColecoVision system around August 1982 (2 million units sold between 1982-1985). I did purchase Expansion module #1 ATARI 2600 adapter for the ColecoVision/ADAM and started collecting classic ATARI 2600 games. Its amazing the less powerful ATARI 2600 that came out in 1977 sold over 30 million units. Every time ATARI came out with a more powerful videogame system, the next generation system were less popular. The ATARI 5200 only sold 1 million units (half the amount of the ColecoVision) and it could play ATARI 2600 cartridges with an adapter and was more powerful than the IntelliVison, and the graphics quality was approaching the ColecoVision quality for some games even with its slower CPU.

 

The ATARI 7800 released in May 1986, was a better videogame system then the ATARI 5200 plus the ATARI 7800 could play ATARI 2600 games without an adapter. However according to online sources only 100,000 ATARI 7800 were sold, compared to a million ATARI 5200's sold. The first 64 bit video game system (some claim it ws a 32 bit videogame system), the ATARI Jaguar released in November 23rd 1993 sold a maximum of 250,000 units but was discontinued in 1996. The ATARI Jaguar was the last ATARI videogame system.

 

It’s amazing the most successful ATARI videogame system was the 1977 ATARI 2600 and the ATARI 2600 was much less powerful than any other videogame system that used a cartridge slot.

ATARI 5200 front cover.pdf

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The ATARI 7800 released in May 1986, was a better videogame system then the ATARI 5200 plus the ATARI 7800 could play ATARI 2600 games without an adapter. However according to online sources only 100,000 ATARI 7800 were sold, compared to a million ATARI 5200's sold. The first 64 bit video game system (some claim it ws a 32 bit videogame system), the ATARI Jaguar released in November 23rd 1993 sold a maximum of 250,000 units but was discontinued in 1996. The ATARI Jaguar was the last ATARI videogame system.

 

It’s amazing the most successful ATARI videogame system was the 1977 ATARI 2600 and the ATARI 2600 was much less powerful than any other videogame system that used a cartridge slot.

Why do you keep doing this? Also your 7800 sales figure is complete bullshit, it's actually close to 4 million (at least in the US). Hell the 7800 was able to sell nearly three times that amount you quoted in 1986 alone. If you're gonna give a history lesson with all of your posts, for gods sake get your facts right!

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Sorry, perhaps I need to be more careful when doing research. A website I was on claimed only 100,000 sales for the Atari 7800, however that must have been for the year 1986 only. It sounds like by 1988 over 1 million Atari 7800 were sold. But by January 1992 up to 3.5 million Atari 7800’s were sold (So the good news is the ATARI 7800 was more popular then the ATARI 5200 and also more popular than the ColecoVision if these numbers are correct.

 

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To sum up the atari 7800, by January 1992 over 3.5 million unit had been sold in the US alone.”

http://retrovideogamesystems.com/atari-7800-prosystem/

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