National Game Registry: Atari Pong consoles

United States Library of Congress

Pong logo

image: Computer Closet

Pong
image: Old Computers

Super Pong
image: Old Computers

Ultra Pong
image: Old Computers

Video Pinball
image: Old Computers

This article features the Atari Pong consoles, selected by the National Game Preservation Board and recommended for permanent preservation by the United States Library of Congress National Game Registry.

System: Pong series
Manufacturer: Atari
Debut: 1975
Nation of origin: United States

Two years before the 2600 Video Computer System was released, Atari took the home video game world by storm with the release of the Pong console. The system played one game: Pong. The console was incrementally updated every few months with new systems like Super Pong, Super Pong Ten, Super Pong Pro-Am, Ultra Pong, Ultra Pong Doubles, etc. Each of the new releases added new variations, including many of the previously released arcade updates. The following inductees were included in the Pong console series:

Pong (1972)
Pong Doubles (1973)
Superpong (1974)
Goal IV (1974)
Breakout (1976)

REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL INFO

Visit the National Game Registry to view more inductees.

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