One of the many clones of the Atari 2600 console released in 1977 as the Atari VCS (Video Computer System). The 2600 brought microprocessor consoles with game code stored on cartridges into popular, home use. The VCS was later rebranded the 2600 after the Atari part number 'CX2600'.
Everyone had a 2600, or wanted one and
soon going around to your friend's place to play 'Atari' became a common
phrase regardless of whether it was actually an Atari or another
This 2600 clone looks to be a more 'recent' model due to the components used and the comparatively small PCB when viewed side by side with a genuine 2600. Note that this clone doesn't have any RF shielding over the chips.
|Unit pictured has been sold and its last known location is the Misseoz Collection.|