The story of the Atari 7800 starts in 1984. It was Atari's solution for their 5200 console, which had controller problems and users had to buy a separate adaptor to play 2600 games. But by the time the 7800 should be released, the company was sold to Jack Tramiel. Jack Tramiel didn't saw a market for the 7800. In 1985, Nintendo had a successful test market with their Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was then that Jack Tramiel saw that there was money to be made, so in 1986 Atari re-introduced the Atari 7800.
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