Atari introduces Pong

29th November 1972
Atari introduces Pong

Released in North America on 29th November 1972 by Atari, Pong was one of the earliest video games. The game became popular both at home on consoles and at video arcades.

Players control paddles that move up and down, and try to hit a bouncing ball to keep it from passing into their goal.

Pong was the first game developed by Atari, and was created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.

The museum collection includes an original PONG console.

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