After the failure of the Atari 5200 and the crash of the video game market Atari floated along until a new era of Video gaming was introduced by the Nintendo Entertainment System. Atari released the Atari 7800 Pro System in January 1986. Learning from past failures Atari made this new system directly backwards compatible with the controllers and games from the Atari 2600. Atari had trouble gaining… developers for games due to the success of Nintendo which held over 80% of the gaming market. Big name developers were spending all their time developing for the Nintendo and under strict contracts they could not simply port their game s over to the Atari or Sega Master System platforms. In 1992 Atari closed the doors on the 7800. Less than 100 7800 titles were released. Was this the last here ever heard of Atari? Did Atari make one final attempt at a console come back? Stay tuned….
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