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Atari Video Computer System — late ’70s

Maybe the popularity of Simon—and the proliferation of Star Wars action figures—in 1977 and 1978 led to a slow burn when it came to the popularity of the Atari Video Computer System (later known as the Atari 2600), but everything changed in Christmas 1979, when more than a million of them sold that year. The Atari 2600 console sold more than 10 million copies by 1982.

 

 

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History of Tech Nerd Gifts: From Atari to Amazon Echo, These Are the Most Nostalgic Holiday Tech Gifts