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Atari Corporation

Historical Events

    Jul, 1984:

    • The home computing and game console divisions of Atari was sold to Jack Tramiel under the name Atari Corp. for $240 million.

    1985:

    • Company releases the Atari ST.

    1986:

    • Atari Corporation finally releases the Atari 7800 console although it was ready since 1984.

    1988:

    • Atari Corporation rehires founder Nolan Bushnell to develop games for the Atari 2600 platform.

    1989:

    • Company releases the Atari Lynx.

    Jul, 1996:

    Mar, 1998:

    • JTS sells the Atari name and assets to Hasbro Interactive for $5 million. This primarily involved the brand and the intellectual property.
    Company history contributed by Corn Popper (69569) and Indra is here (19682)