Atari 2600 VCS
Processors: MOS 6507 1.19 MHz
Graphics Resolution: 160x192 pixels NTSC, 160x228 pixels PAL 50Hz
Colours: 4 at once, total pallette 128 NTSC, 104 PAL, 8 SECAM
Sound: 2 channels
Media Format: Cartridge
Control and Input Methods: Joysticks, paddles, trackball, keypad
The first major home console hit, the Atari 2600 VCS came to us in a charming wood veneer with elegant long metal switches making it the very definition of retro. Chunky colour graphics added to the package that had at it's heart a fantastic selection of quality arcade-style games. This console was many people's first encounter with video games and thankfully it made a very good impression indeed.
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