Atari’s 5200 “SuperSystem” made its debut in 1982, which “was in essence an Atari 400 computer without a keyboard.” This console “featured a revolutionary new controller with an analog joystick, numeric keypad, two fire buttons on both sides of the controller and game function keys for Start, Pause, and Reset.” Videos after the jump.

The Atari 5200 suffered from its software incompatibility with the Atari 2600, though an adapter was later released in 1983 allowing it to play all Atari 2600 games, using the more reliable controllers native to that system. Another problem was the lack of attention that Atari gave to the console; most of its resources went to the already over-saturated Atari 2600

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