Atari 7800

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The Atari 7800 ProSystem, or simply the Atari 7800, is a home video game console officially released by Atari Corporation in 1986.[4] It is almost fully backward-compatible with the Atari 2600, the first console to have backward compatibility without the use of additional modules. It was considered affordable at a price of US$140. The 7800 has significantly improved graphics hardware over the 2600, but uses the same audio chip. It also shipped with a different model of joystick from the 2600-standard CX40. The 1986 launch is sometimes referred to as a "re-release" or "relaunch" because the Atari 7800 had originally been announced on May 21, 1984, to replace Atari Inc.'s Atari 5200,[5][6] but a general release was shelved due to the sale of the company

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Atari 7800 commercial 1990

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Invalid DateGalaxian - Atari 5200Galaxian - Atari 5200
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Invalid DatePitfall - Atari 2600Pitfall - Atari 2600
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Invalid DateDig Dug - Atari 5200Dig Dug - Atari 5200
Invalid DateRiver Raid - Atari 5200River Raid - Atari 5200
Invalid DateEnduro - Atari 2600Enduro - Atari 2600
Invalid DateH.E.R.O. - Atari 2600H.E.R.O. - Atari 2600
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