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Atari video game systems (consoles)
Throughout the years, Atari released many video game systems; looking at these systems makes it necessary to distinguish between several types of systems:
consoles like the
'2600' or the 'Jaguar'
Portable systems like
the 'Lynx' may be considered as hybrids, but fulfill all necessary
attributes to be categorized as a video game console.
Though the 'XEGS' is a fully-featured homecomputer, it somehow belongs in the category 'video game systems', because Atari's main focus for this machine was on the video games; computer functionality was nothing more than a nice gadget to make the competitors lifes' harder.
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