Atari Jaguar

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Atari Jaguar
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Home Console
Generation
Fifth
Atari
Atari 7800
Atari Jaguar II
Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Over 300,000
Alien vs. Predator
Technical Information
Atari Jaguar Cartridge
Input(s)
Atari Jaguar Controller
Features
2 x 32-bit CPUs
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release
November 181993
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The Atari Jaguar was a home video game console released in November 1993 by Atari. It was part of the fifth generation of video game hardware, thus competing with the 16-bit SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive and SNES and the 32-bit 3DO Interactive Multiplayer. It was marketed as the world's first "64-bit" video game system, despite having two custom 32-bit processors. The Atari Jaguar was a commercial failure due to hardware bugs, lack of development support tools for video game developers, an overly-complicated controller, and a lack of third-party support. Only 50 licensed games were ever released for the Atari Jaguar. It was discontinued in 1996, and its failure prompted Atari to leave the console market entirely.

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