Atari is a video game company which was founded in 1972. It was a pioneer in the development of game consoles and home computers. Atari was also responsible for the development the arcade video game Pong, which became one of the first popular games. Atari released its first home video console, the Atari 2600 on September 11th 1977.
Atari was founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Santa Clara, California. Apart from the development of Pong other games included Pac-Man and Asteroids. Atari is credited with the development of gaming hardware which could play games that were not physically built into the computer. The Atari 2600 had joystick controllers, paddle controllers and game cartridges.
Atari was incorporated in the year 1972 On This Day.