(back ordered) Each interval represents a 15 day period. It shipped with a different model of joystick from the 2600-standard CX40 and Pole Position II as the pack-in game. I believe previous estimates of Atari 7800 hardware sales were much lower. The Atari 7800 was made as the successor of the Atari 5200 during the 8-bit generation of Video Games. 35 product ratings - Atari 2600 Video Game Console with Original Box Wood Grain, Paddles, Joystick, 2 product ratings - Atari 2600 Jr Console Video Game System, 41 product ratings - Atari 5200 Super System 4-Port Console W 13 Games - Authentic - Tested, 160 product ratings - Complete Original Atari 2600 4 Switch Console (NTSC) Tested, 3 product ratings - Vintage 1991 ATARI LYNX System Handheld Video Game 4 Games Original Box Manuals, 59 product ratings - Atari Flashback 8 Game Console 2017 Retro 100+ Built in Games w/ 2 Controllers, Slide {current_page} of {total_pages} - You May Also Like. The surprising figure here is the total of 3.77 million hardware units. There are some oddities in the data that I don't fully understand. Atari 7800 - Price Used. That's an astonishingly low figure. Donkey Kong (USA) Centipede (USA) Most Popular Atari 7800 Games. the monitor cartridge also comes with over 200 pages of actual atari corp. programmers documentation that was supplied with the original developement kits that atari sold to software developers. All the video game titles you grew up with are available. Regardless, it is remarkable that Atari had revenue of $97 million over five years just from the hardware of this apparent failed system. eBay has provided more information about this product above and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Atari. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. A couple of days ago he released some Atari documents he had on sales of Atari's third major console, the Atari 7800. Or, perhaps these figures don't represent what we think they do. Because the 7800 is compatible with other systems, you can play everything from Pac-Man to Space Invaders with impunity. The original price apparently was $140, but it isn't clear to me whether that was the 1984 price (when the hardware was first market-tested) or the 1986 price. Does Apple's 15% platform cut change the game? Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. The owner of the Atari History Museum has released versions of Atari documents from the late 1980s showing sales of Atari's ill-fated Atari 7800 console. Each interval represents a 15 day period. By using Gamasutra, you accept. Instead of the boxy joystick first seen with Atari, this console offers a sleek, easier-to-use controller with two buttons. (Thanks to A Black Falcon for posting about this on NeoGAF, which is where I originally saw news of the data drop.). There is no guarantee that items will always be listed at a price within the provided range. Ample output and ports for connections to accessories. Works with your computer keyboard or a modern HDTV. Not till they witnessed the success of the Nintendo NES, Atari released the 7800 in 1986. Enjoy an expansion connector and two joystick ports, in addition to power ports, as well as an RF output. This site uses cookies to provide you with the best user experience possible. the video 61 monitor cartridge was the last officially licensed product by the atari corp. for the 7800. The documents released also show that fewer than 152,000 units were returned to Atari. The Atari 7800 ProSystem, or simply the Atari 7800, is a home video game console officially released by Atari Corporation in 1986 as the successor to both the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200. According to Wikipedia, the Atari 2600 sold almost 8 million units in 1982 (at its peak) and has sold over 30 million units worldwide as of 2004. Hook up the 7800 to your keyboard to use as a joystick, or attach the box to your HDTV for big-screen vintage gaming. Beef Drop VE Beef Drop VE is a port of the popular arcade game Burgertime, which Ken Siders first ported to the Atari 5200 and 8-bit computers. Originally produced in 1984, the 7800was shunned by Atari’s leaders claiming they did not want to produce any more video games.