|Type||Video game console|
|Release date||September 11, 1977|
|Units sold||30 million|
|Media||ROM Cartridge, Tape|
|Memory||128 bytes RAM, 4 kB ROM|
|Controller input||Joystick, Paddles, Driving Controller, Trak-Ball, Keypad|
The Atari 2600 is a second generation made available in 1977 in North America.
Released by Atari, Inc in September 1977 the Atari 2600 is known for popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in, such as Pong consoles.