The Atari XE Video Game System (Atari XEGS) is a video game console released by Atari Corporation in 1987. Based on the Atari 65XE computer, the XEGS is compatible with the existing Atari 8-bit computer software library. Additionally, it is able to operate as a stand alone console or full computer with the addition of its specially designed keyboard. In computer mode, it's able to use the full line of peripherals released for the 8-bit computer line. Shipping in a console with joystick only and a deluxe model with a separate keyboard, joystick and light gun, the console failed in the marketplace, and was succeeded by the Atari Jaguar.
Introductory Price: US$199
The XEGS shipped with the Atari 8-bit version of Missile Command built in, Flight Simulator II, and Bug Hunt which was compatible with the light gun.
This is a Vintage Atari XE System. The Console uses Cartridges to play games and has a computer feel because of the things you can do with the keyboard that works with the gaming system. Made by Atari Corporation and using the standard Atari Joysticks and also a Gun that resembles the one used for the Original Nintendo. The Keyboard can be used as a Conventional Typewriter or to Display Graphics or creating International Language Characters.
Our machine is in excellent condition and is complete with the Light Gun, keyboard and the full system
System serial number: A1 C302237 and the keyboard has a serial number of A1 7C1076125
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