Atari Video Computer System

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Atari 2600 4 Switch
Manufacturer Atari
Type Console
Release Date 1980 (NA)
Media Cartridge
Save Format None
Input Options 2 Atari 2600 Joysticks
Special Features Cartridge Input
Power Switch
Black/White Switch
Left Difficulty Switch
Right Difficulty Switch
Game Select Switch
Reset Switch
RF Output
Power Output
Units Sold 30 million
Top Selling Game Pac-Man
(7 million)
Variants Atari 2600
Atari 2600 Darth Vader Model
Coleco Gemini
Atari 2800
Atari 2600 Junior
Competitor(s) Magnavox Odyssey 2
Emerson Arcadia 2001
Predecessor None
Successor Atari 5200

The Atari 2600 4 Switch, technically called the Atari Video Computer System, is a later model that replaced the 6 switch original that moves the difficulty switches that were on the front side of the unit to the back, leaving the front side with only four main switches (Power, TV Type, Game Select, and Game Reset). The channel selector switch is also located on the back of the unit as well for easier access.

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