Pac-Man is the highest selling of all Atari 2600 games, with consumers buying more than eight million copies!
Here’s the scoop ..
Atari is a classic video game company that was founded in 1972. Over the years, it has released numerous games that have become popular and have sold millions of copies. But which Atari game has sold the most copies of all?
The highest selling Atari game is “Pac-Man,” which was released in 1980. This game was an immediate hit and became one of the most popular and iconic games of the 20th century. It was developed by Namco and licensed by Atari for release on its Atari 2600 console.
“Pac-Man” was a maze game that featured a yellow, circular character who had to navigate a maze and eat all of the dots while avoiding four ghost enemies. The game was simple but highly addictive, and it quickly became a cultural phenomenon.
According to Atari, “Pac-Man” has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide, making it the highest selling Atari game of all time. It also spawned numerous sequels and spin-offs, and its popularity has endured to this day.
In case you were wondering, other top-selling Atari 2600 games include the following;
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – about 2 million copies
- Demon Attack – more than 2 million copies
- Frogger- more than 2 million copies
- Space Invaders – about 2.5 million copies
- Missile Command – about 2.75 million copies
- Asteroids- more than 4 million copies
- Pitfall!- about 4.5 million copies
Does your favorite Atari game appear on this list, or is your fave a hidden gem that few people have heard about, or at least talk about these days?
With more than 750 different game titles in the offing, the Atari 2600 didn’t skimp on variety … which makes Pac-man’s dominance on the sales front even more amazing.
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