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Atari 5200

Atari 5200
TitleAtari 5200
ManufacturerAtari Inc.
TypeVideo game console
GenerationSecond generation
LifespanNovember 1982 (United States/Canada)
CPUMOS 6502C @ 1.79 MHz
MediaROM cartridge
DiscontinuedMay 1984
ControllersJoystick
Trak-Ball
PredecessorAtari 2600
SuccessorAtari 7800

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The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, commonly known as the Atari 5200, is a video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari Inc. as a higher end complementary console for the popular Atari 2600. The 5200 was created to compete with the Intellivision, but wound up more directly competing with the ColecoVision shortly after its release.

The 5200 was based on Atari Inc.'s existing 400/800 computers and the internal hardware was almost identical, although software was not directly compatible between the two systems. The 5200's controllers feature an analog joystick and a numeric keypad along with start, pause and reset buttons. The 360-degree non-centering joystick was touted as offering more control than the four-position joystick controller offered with the Atari 2600.

In August 2009, video game website IGN placed the 5200 23rd out of the 25 greatest video game consoles of all time.


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