Atari, founded in Sunnyvale, California, in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers. In 1971, Bushnell and Dabney founded a small engineering company called Syzygy Engineering that designed Computer Space, the world’s first commercially available arcade video game.
On June 27, 1972, the 2 incorporated Atari, Inc. and soon hired Al Alcorn as their first design engineer. Bushnell asked Alcorn to produce an arcade version of the Magnavox Odyssey’s Tennis game, which would be named Pong. The rest if history as they say. Let’s look at history of Atari consoles.