Bootleg Atari Game Console - Dismantled for reference and curiosity
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 company's console.
Many clones of this popular console appeared, some more dubious than others.
This 2600 clone looks to be a more 'recent' model due to the components used and the comparatively small PCB compared to a genuine Atari 2600. Note that this clone doesn't have any RF shielding over the chips.