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Atari 2600 (Video game console)

LC control no.sh2008005000
Topical headingAtari 2600 (Video game console)
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Variant(s)Atari CX2600 (Video game console)
Atari VCS (Video game console)
Atari video computer system
VCS (Video game console)
See alsoAtari computer
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Video games--Equipment and supplies
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Found inWork cat.: 2008029410: Montfort, Nick. Video computer system, 2009: e-CIP t.p., etc. (Atari Video Computer System, a.k.a. the Atari VCS or Atari 2600)
LC database, July 1, 2008 (Atari's video computer system; Atari 2600)
Wikipedia, July 1, 2008 (Atari 2600, released in October 1977; Originally known as the Atari VCS, for "Video Computer System"; the machine's name was changed to "Atari 2600" (from the unit's Atari part number, CX2600) in 1982, after the release of the more advanced Atari 5200)
CED in the history of media technology, July 1, 2008 (In October 1977 Atari released the Video Computer System or what later became known by its model number, the Atari 2600. This game system went on to become one of the most popular of all time, expanding from the initial offering of 9 game cartridges to over a 1000. The system used a 6507 processor, which was essentially the same as the 6502 used in the later Atari 400/800 computers. Atari used the name Video Computer System (VCS) apparently to emphasize the educational aspects of the machine to parents)