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.


    • Company releases the Atari ST.


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


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


    • 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 (69323) and Indra is stressed (19942)