Atari 2600 (Light Sixer)
The Atari 2600, also known as the Atari VCS (Video Computer System), is a home video game console released in 1977 by Atari, Inc.
The "Light Sixer" is the nickname given to the early versions of the console that were produced between 1977 and 1980.
The Light Sixer was so named because it was the lightest version of the console, and it was also the earliest version to be produced. It featured a wood-grain finish on the front of the console and had six switches on the top. The switches included the power switch, difficulty switch, and four game selection switches.
The Atari 2600 was a revolutionary console that popularized the use of interchangeable game cartridges, allowing users to play a wide variety of games on a single console. Some of the most popular games for the Atari 2600 included Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Pitfall!.
While the Light Sixer was the earliest version of the console, Atari produced several other versions over the years, including the Heavy Sixer, the Vader, and the Junior. Despite the console's age, it still has a dedicated following today, with many collectors and enthusiasts seeking out original consoles and games to add to their collections.
Release Date: 1978
Model: CX-2600 P