The Atari 2600, released in 1977, was the first successful home video game console. Its unique design allowed for interchangeable game cartridges, which sparked a revolution in the gaming industry. The console's most popular games included Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Pitfall!. In 1984, Atari released the 7800, which boasted improved graphics and gameplay but ultimately failed to capture the market due to fierce competition from Nintendo's NES. Interestingly, Atari originally planned to release a keyboard add-on for the 2600 that would have turned it into a computer, but the project was ultimately scrapped. Today, the Atari 2600 is regarded as a classic of the gaming industry and has a devoted fanbase of collectors and enthusiasts.