If you grew up in the late 1970’s early 1980’s then the mention of Atari would be virtually synonymous with your childhood. Who can forget the classic Atari games such as Asteroids, Pong, and Super Breakout?
Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the unforgettable forerunner to the Xboxes, Playstation’s and Nintendo’s of the console gaming industry – The Atari gaming system. With its 8-bit, pixilated game cartridges, Atari became a huge industry success leaving a permanent impression in every child’s mind who grew up in the 1980’s.
Game owners in the 1980’s came to know and love Atari when one of the first shooting games ever launched, Space Invaders, became an overnight success. Space Invaders’ which the console sales, making it the first game to sell more than one million cartridges. Another giant success and unforgettable Atari game was the 1982 version of Pitfall by Activision, which sold four million copies. Namco’s Pac-Man is the only other game that sold more.
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