Atari 5200 console and controller
|Release date||November 1982 (NA)|
|Media type||ROM cartridge|
|Input||2 controller ports|
The Atari 5200 was a second generation pre-crash video game console by Atari, and part of the Atari 8-bit family.
Released in November 1982, It was initially meant to be a sucessor to the massively popular Atari 2600, but failed due to many hardware problems, namely problems with the system's user-unfriendly, albeit innovative controller. The public never really adopted the system, nor paid it much mind at all, as the 2600 continued to dominate the market. The video game crash came a year after its launch.