Atari introduces Pong
29th November 1972
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.
The museum collection includes an original PONG console.