Configuration:Atari 2600

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Configuration:Atari 2600
Logo-atari2600.jpg
Atari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.jpg
Manufacturer Atari, Inc.
Type Home video game console
CPU 8-bit MOS 6507 @ 1.19 MHz
GPU
Sound CPU TBA
Sound Chip TBA
Memory 128 bytes RAM, 4 kB ROM
Controllers Joystick
Paddles
Driving Controller
Trak-Ball
Year 1977

Platform Information

from wikipedia

The Atari 2600 (or Atari VCS before 1982) is a home video game console released on September 11, 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F video game console in 1976. This format contrasts with the older model of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware, which could only play the games which were physically built into the unit.

The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, an abbreviation for Video Computer System. Following the release of the Atari 5200 in 1982, the VCS was renamed to the "Atari 2600", after the unit's Atari part number, CX2600. The 2600 was typically bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a game cartridge, initially Combat and later Pac-Man.

Media Devices

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Available Emulators

Below is a list of available emulators for this platform.